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Parents of children with rare genetic disease have to contend with shifts in the interpretation of genetic variants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: single-nucleus RNA sequencing of brain tissue from individuals with autism, and more.

Single-nuclei RNA sequencing on more than 100,000 brain cells from individuals with or without ASD identified gene expression shifts in certain cell types.

Functional analyses indicated that the de novo variant in AP2M1 found in four patients affects clathrin-mediated endocytosis and synaptic vesicle recycling.

The actual match rate is significantly higher than the 10 percent rate the researchers anticipated they would see when the study began in 2017.

Just Point it Out

A new study finds that alerting students to the prospect of gender bias leads to better course evaluation scores for female instructors.

Biohacker Gets Letter

Technology Review reports biohacker Josiah Zayner has been accused of practicing medicine without a license.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: synthetic Escherichia coli genome with fewer codons, and more.

A LIMS1 gene variant appeared to coincide with increased risk of allograft rejection in kidney transplant recipients.

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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.