This Week in PNAS

In the PNAS Early Edition this week, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and their colleagues in China report their "reversal of pre-existing hyperglycemia" in streptozotocin-treated, diabetic mice via the "acute and temporally controlled excision of the Men1 gene, which encodes menin." In addition, the team shows than Men1 excision improved glucose metabolism and "upregulated a group of pro-proliferative genes in pancreatic islets," which they say supports the idea that "e

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.