This Week in PNAS

In a study appearing in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week, a team from the Genome Institute of Singapore and the National University of Singapore describes the metagenomic, metatranscriptomic, and culture-based method it used to find three anaerobic microbe strains from the Dehalococcoides mccartyi species that can detoxify polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCB, pollutants in the environment.

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This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.

Researchers find that people's genetics influence their success at university, but that it is not the only factor.

In Nature this week: approach to identify genetic variants that affect trait variability, application of read clouds to microbiome samples, and more.