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This Week in Cell

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.

This Week in Nature

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.

This Week in Cell

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.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: whole-genome sequencing of plasma DNA to study cancer gene expression, and more.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.