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In PLOS this week: signs of positive selection at autism-linked variants, gut microbiome difference between active and sedentary women, and more.

In Nature this week: Plasmodium genomes and evolution, novel developmental disorder loci, and more.

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.

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Russian CRISPR researcher moves along with plans to ultimately alter the genes of embryos of deaf couples, though awaits regulatory approval, Nature News reports.

University of California, San Francisco, researchers have uncovered a gene mutations that appears to make a father-son duo more efficient sleepers.

NPR reports a large health insurer has begun to cover some pharmacogenetic tests for psychiatric drugs.

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of non-syndromic orofacial cleft subtypes, epigenetic and transcriptomic analysis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, and more.