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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.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: GWAS of cigarette smoking behaviors, set of gene expression predictors for schizophrenia, and more.

Researchers detected distinct antibiotic resistance patterns in untreated urban wastewater samples from northern and southern Europe.

The test detects genomic drug resistance mutations in HIV-1 that can lead to treatment failure and is validated on the firm's automated Sentosa workflow. 

A WHO panel is calling for a global registry of human germline gene-editing projects, according to Stat News.

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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.