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This Week in Science

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

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: interactions between malignant and immune cells in ovarian cancer, gene regulatory features in mouse macrophages, and more.

Family Ties

A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

Down to One Person

Science speaks with Columbia University's Yaniv Erlich about using genetic genealogical data to identify people.

A study in Microbiome finds that heavy drinkers have an unhealthy mix of bacteria in their mouths.

Of Mice and Microbes

Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.

Retraction Watch reports that the Nature Methods paper finding off-target effects of the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing machinery has been retracted.

The health system hopes to pair the data with nearly three decades worth of electronic health records as well as medical histories provided by contributors.

In a pilot study of 92 individuals with familial or suspected genetic chronic kidney disease, researchers successfully diagnosed 24 percent of cases with exome sequencing.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: de novo mutations in epileptic encephalopathy, sequencing analysis of aromatic rice, and more.

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Researchers tie a variant in ADAMTS3 to breathing difficulties in dissimilar dog breeds, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Japan Times reports that researchers sequenced the genome of a woman who lived during the Jomon period.

Parents of children with rare genetic disease have to contend with shifts in the interpretation of genetic variants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In Science this week: single-nucleus RNA sequencing of brain tissue from individuals with autism, and more.