This Week in PNAS

In an early, online Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences paper, a team from the UK and Spain describes transcriptional, translational, and post-translational modifications contributing to snake venom variability. By bringing together information on snake venom proteomes, snake genomes, and transcriptomes for six poisonous snake species, the researchers found that gene sequences alone are not the only venom composition determinants.

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In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.