This Week in PNAS

In the PNAS Early Edition this week, researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the National Cancer Institute describe how, through their investigation of the structure of murine leukemia virus RNA, they identified a "high-affinity Gag recognition structure" that mediates the packaging of the retroviral genome.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.