This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team led by Broad Institute scientists report on the identification of genetic mutations that play a role in how different people's immune systems respond to infection. They analyzed the expression of T cells from 348 healthy individuals of African, Asian, and European descent and identified differences in the activation of cytokines between individuals of different ancestry.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.