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This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: genomic profile of an endosymbiotic microbe, role of horizontal gene transfer in fungal adaptations, and more.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: 'reverse genome-wide association study' method; genetic links between Familial Mediterranean Fever and ankylosing spondylitis; and more.

Sydney Brenner Dies

Nobel laureate Sydney Brenner has died at the age of 92, BBC News reports.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: genomic study of convergent evolution of the loss of flight in birds, and more.

An Australian physician group issues guidelines recommending broader offering of genetic carrier screening, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Researchers retraced transmission events and resistance contributors with whole-genome sequences for 100 carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from a Beijing hospital.

A pair of new fecal metagenomics studies pointed to gut microbial community shifts, related functional changes, and specific signatures for colorectal cancer.

A genomic and transcriptomic analysis of an aggressive form of leukemia suggests that subtypes differ in their prognosis and may respond to different therapies.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: a new method for measuring genome-wide expression at a cellular resolution, and more.

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According to New Scientist, GEDmatch changed its terms and conditions over the weekend to opt its users out of law enforcement searches.

The Atlantic looks into time spent pursuing gene leads generated through candidate gene studies.

A twin study uncovers evidence that genes may influence whether someone gets a dog, Martha Stewart reports.

In PNAS this week: Cdx2 cells can help regenerate heart tissue in mice following a heart attack, PIWI-interacting small RNA levels in human cancer, and more.