This Week in PNAS

In the early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international team led by investigators at the University of Copenhagen and BGI-Shenzen present the genome sequence for the termite Macrotermes natalensis and a symbiotic Termitomyces fungus it carries. Using DNA from a termite queen collected from a South African colony in 2011, the researchers put together a high-quality, 1.3 billion-base termite genome assembly.

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Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.