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This Week in Science

In Science this week: genetic overlap between five psychiatric disorders, and more.

Using post-mortem data, researchers explored similarities and differences between autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, alcoholism, and depression.

Using exome sequence and questionnaire data, researchers saw links between motor skills and likely gene disruptive or missense de novo mutations.

Working with Case Western Reserve University, the firm will sequence fecal samples from individuals diagnosed with autism and provide results for free to the research community.  


This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: new class of base editors, additional breast cancer risk loci, and more.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: post-treatment changes to melanoma genome, multi-omics analysis of muscle-invasive bladder cancer, and more.

The Philosopher's DNA

The Telegraph reports that philosopher Jeremy Bentham is to have his DNA tested.

Researchers have increased their estimate of the heritability of ASD to 83 percent based on a reanalysis of their prior study of Swedish families.

The grants include awards for projects using genetics to identify differences in how ASD affects boys versus girls, and how to improve treatments.

Researchers found 7 percent of mutations in children's DNA could be traced to postzygotic mosaic mutations present early in their parents' embryonic development.

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A phylogenetic analysis indicates two venomous Australian spiders are more closely related than thought, the International Business Times reports.

Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.

In Science this week: CRISPR-based approach for recording cellular events, and more.

A new company says it will analyze customers' genes to find them a suitable date, though Smithsonian magazine says the science behind it might be shaky.