Chinese Academy of Sciences

In Genome Research this week: queen bee chromatin profiles, quantitative trait loci and allele-specific expression in wild house mice, and more.

Scientific American writes that shifting the balance of GRF4-DELLA in rice could lead the crop to use nitrogen more efficiently.

One Base

Wired reports that researchers in China have used base editing to fix a Marfan syndrome-linked mutation in human embryos.

The teams, from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and NYU Langone Health, generated viable yeast strains with just one or two chromosomes.

Researchers identified trait-related variants by sequencing more than 400 upland cotton accessions and nearly 250 representatives from two diploid Gossypium species.

Based on genome data for 3,010 Asian rice accessions, researchers retraced the domestication history and diversity of Xian/Indica and Geng/Japonica rice.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: fatal pig virus sequenced and traced to bats, and more.

A Chinese Academy of Sciences-led team noted expansions within the gene families of olfactory, gustatory, and other receptors in the insect.

Tumor-Attacking Bots

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed DNA nanobots to deliver cancer treatments, according to Fortune.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: somatic cell nuclear transfer cloning of macaques, high-resolution yeast causal variant map, and more.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.