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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.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: collection of epigenome-wide association study data, updated BloodSpot database, and more.

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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.