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This Week in PNAS

In PNAS, there's no shortage of clinically oriented research. This paper from senior author Jeremy Nicholson and team use pharmacometabonomics to identify metabolic interactions in humans that depend on their microbiome; they urge an assessment of these microbial communities as "an integral part of pharmaceutical development and of personalized health care." Ian Wilson offers a commentary.

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Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.