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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.

Using data from the Simons Simplex Collection, researchers estimated that 5 percent of autism spectrum disorder cases may involve mosaic de novo mutations.

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The Economist reports that it is increasingly easier to analyze the metabolites people give off, potentially revealing personal information about them.

A controversial paper on the gender gap in science has been corrected, according to BuzzFeed News.

The Los Angeles Times reports that only a third of California students meet the state's new science standards.

In Science this week: evidence of interbreeding between the ancestors of West Africans and an unknown archaic human, and more.