In Cell this week: study of circadian rhythms and the gut microbiome, zygotic reprogramming repair processes, and more.
University of Pennsylvania researchers found that patients with autism had a greater mutational burden in essential genes than their unaffected siblings.
In Nature this week: genome-wide transcriptome analysis of brain samples from people with autism spectrum disorder, flounder genome, and more.
The international team of researchers also examined the genetic ties between personality traits and psychiatric disorders.
Using brain samples from individuals with or without autism spectrum disorder, researchers identified H3K27ac histone acetylation marks associated with ASD.
Using mitochondrial sequence data for hundreds of simplex families, investigators found predicted pathogenic heteroplasmic mutations were over-represented.
In Cell this week: double-strand breaks in the mouse genome, metabolomic features of yeast deletion strains, and more.
By focusing on sequences that have diverged rapidly in humans, researchers identified regulatory sequences suspected of affecting neural processes.
Using data from the Simons Simplex Collection, researchers estimated that 5 percent of autism spectrum disorder cases may involve mosaic de novo mutations.
In Nature this week: whole-genome sequencing of plasma DNA to study cancer gene expression, and more.
In Science this week: metagenomic-based technique for determining protein structure, and more.
An academic laments the rise of narcissism in the sciences, the Guardian reports.
Outgoing FDA commissioner Robert Califf writes in an editorial that the agency can help boost innovation.
The Trump transition team has asked NIH Director Francis Collins to remain at his post, though it's unclear for how long that will be.