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A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of eight psychiatric conditions led to new and known risk loci, and revealed three distinct groups of conditions.

In PLOS this week: rare alterations in Timothy syndrome, analysis of twins' gut microbiomes, and more.

In Nature this week: resources for single-cell analysis, little overlap in the microRNAs used by Salmonella and Shigella to infect host cells, and more.

In PNAS this week: researchers compare two high-grade neuroendocrine lung cancers, height among ancient Europeans, and more.

The buccal epithelial cell-based epigenetic clock corresponded with age in those under 20, but skewed slightly higher in a small subset of children with autism spectrum disorder.

Researchers also uncovered associations between any psychotic experience and the genetic liability for schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, and bipolar disorder.

The analysis further found that the degree of network perturbation correlated with the severity of toddlers' autism spectrum disorder.

Researchers in California link additional genes to autism risk, HealthDay News reports.

In PNAS this week: characterization of an alternatively spliced autism-linked gene, horizontal gene transfer in soil bacteria, and more.

The new grant will be used to conduct whole-exome sequencing on 1,000 children participating in an autism spectrum disorder study for the purposes of biomarker development.

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ScienceInsider reports that rude and unprofessional paper reviewers are common and can have harmful effects.

The US Senate has confirmed Stephen Hahn as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, according to the New York Times.

CNBC reports Apple is partnering with Color Genomics to offer its employees free DNA screening for disease.

In Science this week: researchers use CRISPR tool to find gut microbiome molecules involved in immunity, and more.