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

This Week in Nature

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.

This Week in Nature

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.

In Genome Research this week: transcriptomic profiles of centenarians, role for PRDM9 expression in various tumor types, and more.

Researchers in China have generated mouse pups from same-sex parents, according to Scientific American.

In Genome Biology this week: DNA methylation in soybean accessions, genetic ancestry of Uralic speakers, and more.

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New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.