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In PNAS this week: gene-edited mouse model of small cell lung cancer, cystic fibrosis carrier-related conditions, and more.

Using systems biology, investigators put cancer risk SNPs in a network context, identifying immune, tumor-related, and other genes influenced by the variants in multiple tissue types.

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of epigenetic age acceleration, antimicrobial resistance genes found in organic egg farm samples, and more.

By combining conventional karyotyping and low-pass sequencing, researchers found chromosomal abnormalities in 1 in 8 couples with recurrent miscarriage.

The clinic will offer comprehensive DNA sequencing, interpretation, and reporting of disease-associated genes for healthy adults and their children.

Investigators saw signs that risky TP53 missense mutations may interfere with wild type copies of the tumor suppressor gene in acute myeloid leukemia and other myeloid cancers.

The grant recipients will receive up to $5 million each and are led by scientists at institutions including Harvard Medical School and the Cleveland Clinic.

Researchers tracked down monogenic risk variants, carriers, disease culprits, and more for 50 individuals with cardiomyopathy and 50 unaffected participants.

Researchers at Harvard, Peking University, and Yikon Genomics suggested that their noninvasive test is more specific than the prevailing biopsy-based method.

Harvard and Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers will help guide Sanford in using and interpreting data collected through its Sanford Chip pharmacogenomic test.

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A Harvard University professor has been charged with making false claims regarding funds he received from China, the New York Times reports.

Discover magazine reports that animal dissections might dissuade students from science careers, but that a firm has developed synthetic frogs for dissections.

Nature News reports that a US panel is reviewing current guidelines for federally funded gain-of-function viral research.

In PNAS this week: de novo mutation patterns among the Amish, an alternative RNA-seq method, and more.