This Week in PNAS

In a study slated to appear in the early, online version of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week, the University of Washington's Evan Eichler and colleagues report on retrotransposon rates and profiles present in the genomes of great apes. Using sequence data from 10 humans and 83 apes that were sequenced for the Great Ape Diversity Project, the team identified tens of thousands of fixed and polymorphic mobile element insertions in the great ape genomes.

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In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

Octopuses might owe their intelligence to their liberal alterations to their genes, Cosmos reports.

Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

In Cell this week: genomic analysis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, effect of probiotics on the microbiome, and more.