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.
Variants affecting Alzheimer's risk, cholesterol levels, and more also affect human longevity, according to a speaker at the Biology of Genomes meeting.
At the Biology of Genomes meeting, University of South Australia's Alicia Byrne described her team's work using sequencing to solve cases of perinatal death.
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.
Meeting organizer Jennifer Doudna explained how CRISPR has become an everyday research tool and how next year's meeting will feature more diverse applications.
Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.
Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.
Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.
In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.