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This Week in PNAS

A group of Australian researchers previously found that Wolbachia, an insect endosymbiont, manipulates host microRNA levels so that it is maintained in Aedes aegypti, the dengue virus vector. This week, they report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that Wolbachia represses the expression of AaDnmt2, the Ae. aegypti DNA methyltransferase gene, while the dengue virus induces its transcription.

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In PNAS this week: diatom genetic diversity, microfluidic droplet method for single-cell screening, and more.

Scientific publishers are looking into whether artificial intelligence can help the peer-review process, Wired reports.

Researchers are using gene editing to develop more robust livestock and crops, AFP reports.

Researchers rally near the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Boston.