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In Genome Biology this week: effect of structural variants in cancer, comparison of human and primate gut microbiomes, and more.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: ways to find cell death or proliferation signatures, Han Chinese population genome database, and more.

Researchers generated a spatial transcriptome of mouse embryonic germ layer tissues from the pre-gastrulation stage to the late gastrulation stage.

By comparing viruses in parts of China with or without endemic EBV-associated nasal cancers, researchers narrowed in on two viral variants associated with increased cancer risk.

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.

Researchers prioritized schizophrenia risk SNPs from genome-wide association studies and used functional genomics to find transcription factor-disrupting risk SNPs.

In Nature this week: snapdragon genome assembly, genome-wide association study of circadian rhythms, and more.

A Chinese research team examined why cancer cell populations that amass deleterious mutations do not undergo population extinction.

In an epigenome-wide association study, researchers uncovered more than 1,000 sex-related differentially methylated positions among chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients.

Standards Needed

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

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Forensic genetic firm Verogen has bought the genetic genealogy site GEDmatch.

Researchers have 3D-printed plastic bunnies that encase the information needed to make more such bunnies in DNA, according to Discover magazine.

Dan Rather, the former CBS Evening News anchor and executive producer of a new documentary, writes at the Guardian that everyone needs to know about CRISPR.

In PNAS this week: analysis of FOXA1 upregulation in ER-positive breast cancer, gene editing to correct recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, and more.