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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ScienceInsider reports that a new security policy at the US Food and Drug Administration may prevent foreign nationals from working there.

WBUR in Boston looks into Orig3n's genetic fitness assessments to find more research is needed.

Cleveland.com reports that getting a DNA profile removed from a law enforcement database can be tricky.

In PNAS this week: de novo mutations contribute to non-syndromic craniosynostosis, fungal tree of life, and more.