A research institute bearing Nobel laureate James Watson's name is to be built in China, though Science reports its namesake is not sure it will go forward.
Independent teams used ScarTrace and MAP-seq to follow cell type development in zebrafish and characterize axonal projections in the mouse visual cortex, respectively.
Using exome sequence and questionnaire data, researchers saw links between motor skills and likely gene disruptive or missense de novo mutations.
The NIH has awarded $169 million this year to support 110 new projects in the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative.
The researchers' techniques will enable an understanding of brain circuitry and allow them to study disease models of autism and schizophrenia.
In Cell this week: regulatory changes in pancreatic cancer, metabolic shifts in Alzheimer's disease, and more.
The team said the resource allows for single-target or combinatorial genetic screens to be carried out at scale in a multiplexed or arrayed format.
In PNAS this week: analytical method for assessing shared variants, treatment targets in hereditary pancreatic cancer, and more.
In Nature this week: improved maize reference genome, and more.
In Cell this week: variants linked to enhanced branching among tomatoes, innate and adaptive immune response to Zostavax vaccination, and more.
American scientists find themselves once again warning the Trump administration not to dismiss science, the New Yorker report.
A new study suggests CRISPR could be used to save coral reefs from dying off, Forbes reports.
Researchers have found that the i-motif shape of DNA previously observed in the lab also exists in human cells, and that it may serve a purpose.
In PNAS this week: a genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic analysis of the tea plant, Arabidopsis thaliana's adaptations to specific local environments, and more.