This Week in PNAS

Recombination-rich regions of the bee genome with higher-than-usual levels of guanine and cytosine nucleotides contain many of the genes that are preferentially expressed by worker honeybees, according to York University researchers reporting in the early, online version of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week.

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Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.