This Week in PNAS | GenomeWeb

This Week in PNAS

In the PNAS Early Edition this week, researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute and their colleagues report the genome sequences of Pediculus humanus humanus — the human body louse — and its primary bacterial endosymbiont, Candidatus Riesia pediculicola, which have implications for the study of human epidemic typhus, relapsing fever, and trench fever.

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In PLOS this week: nasal microbial communities in asthma patients; sequencing-based way to detect, track schistosomiasis; and more.

The New York Times speaks with Vanderbilt's John Anthony Capra about Neanderthal genes in modern humans.

A draft guidance from the FDA suggests the agency wants to more tightly control gene-edited animals, according to Technology Review.

Researchers were among this weekend's protesters bemoaning the new US administration, Vox reports.