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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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.