This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, members of an international team led by investigators in China and Mexico report on findings from a genome sequencing study of pepper plants. The group did whole-genome sequencing and de novo genome assembly for a cultivated Capsicum annuum accession from China and for the pepper's wild progenitor plant, known as Chiltepin.

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Two new Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology studies have largely reproduced the original findings, ScienceInsider reports.

DNA fingerprinting could catch some sample mix-ups at pathology labs, the New York Times says.

A Maryland police department has turned to DNA phenotyping to develop a suspect sketch, WJLA reports.

In Cell this week: DNA methylation and T cell exhaustion, longevity in C. elegans, and more.