This Week in PNAS

In a study slated to appear online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Italy, the UK, and Australia described genomic efforts to characterize Haemophilus influenzae isolates that lack the outer capsule that's used for typing other strains of the pathogen. The team did whole-genome sequencing on 89 of these so-called "non-typeable" H. influenza isolates that were either involved in disease cases or carried without obvious symptoms. Along with data from eight non-typeable H.

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In Science this week: swapping yeast genes with human orthologs to study conservation of function, and more.

Hong Kong is using DNA phenotyping to shame litterers.

A study appearing in Cell suggests some metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients could benefit from PARP inhibitor therapy.

NIH's Francis Collins writes that scientific advances are poised to help populations all over the world, but more scientists are needed to keep the momentum.