This Week in PNAS

In a study scheduled to appear online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Gene Robinson and colleagues look at the relationship between gene body methylation and alternative gene splicing in the honey bee, Apis mellifera.

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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.