Chinese Academy of Sciences

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.

Exome sequences from thousands of Chinese individuals with or without esophageal squamous cell carcinoma led to six new germline risk variants.

Chinese researchers have used somatic cell nuclear transfer to clone two monkeys, called Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua.

In Genome Biology this week: gene expression patterns in mice with obesity-linked gut microbiomes, epigenetics of identical twins, and more.

Researchers sequenced bat viruses collected over five years from a cave in China to find they separately harbor gene variants found among human SARS viruses.


Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.