This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers with the Georgia Institute of Technology and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration report on findings from a microbiome study centered on atmospheric samples collected between one and 10 kilometers above the ocean and land as part of NASA's Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes campaign.

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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.