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With NIPT samples from more than 141,000 women in China, investigators retraced population structure, historical migrations, genetic associations, and more.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: gene editing for tomato domestication, genome assemblies of inbred mouse strains, and more.

Axcelead, a Japanese drug discovery service provider, will use the technology to include creation of genetically modified animals in its service offerings.

The blood-based test, called Melaseq, measures 38 circulating microRNAs that regulate processes that melanoma cells undergo as they become malignant.

In Genome Biology this week: DNA methylation in soybean accessions, genetic ancestry of Uralic speakers, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: rise of copy-number variants during neurogenesis, genetic and phenotypic variation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and more.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's James Allison and Kyoto University's Tasuku Honjo have won this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genetic loci tied to chronic back pain, genetic diversity of vampire bat-borne Bartonella bacteria, and more.

A team led by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers found that ovarian tumors with complete BRCA1 methylation and silencing were more susceptible to treatment.

The companies are developing a risk model to predict the likelihood that a prostate cancer patient will develop advanced or metastatic disease.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.