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This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: small bowel adenocarcinoma mutation signatures, omic analysis of M. tuberculosis strains, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: DNA damage associated with e-cigarette exposure, inflammasome inhibition by OLT1177, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: cautionary note for cross-species functional genomic comparisons, chimeric pig models of X-linked diseases, and more.

The Brown University spinout wants to apply its algorithms to help improve personalized cancer treatments.

A Brown University-led team demonstrated the utility of its "massively parallel splicing assay," or MaPSy, assay by profiling splice effects for thousands of mutations.

A genome-wide association study and meta-analysis uncovered several possible ties to multiple keratinocyte cancer versus single keratinocyte cancer cases.

The researchers used the ligase to detect Ebola transcripts and suggest it could be applied to in vitro diagnostics and sequencing.

Considering the widespread use of the cell line, these findings could have significant implications for the research community. 

A genome-wide association and fine-mapping study of Samoans led to a missense mutation in the CREBRF gene that seems to correspond with increased fat storage.

The new center will focus on supporting and mentoring junior faculty researchers as well as on building bioinformatics infrastructure for projects.

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Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.