This Week in Science

Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science and elsewhere report in the online early edition of Science that they uncovered 10 genes involved in the synthesis of steroidal glycoalkaloids. SGAs, the researchers note, are found in a number of crops like tomatoes and potatoes and are antinutritional factors, meaning that they can cause gastrointestinal and neurological disorders and, at high concentrations, can be lethal.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.