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Residents near Dartmouth College worry about pollution from a site where lab animals were disposed, the AP reports.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: genetic variants linked to response to food ads, effects of MECP2 mutations in Rett syndrome, and more.

Dartmouth researchers characterized 5-methylcytosine and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine marks in more than two dozen glioblastoma samples.

A genome-wide association study of HIV-infected individuals in Uganda and Tanzania led to a chromosome 5 locus that may protect against active TB infection.

By sequencing small RNA libraries from hagfish, lamprey, and catshark, an international research team has learned more about the relationships between jawless and jawed vertebrates and obtained clues about their shared vertebrate ancestor.

The NCRR grant will fund a New Hampshire network that will provide access to 'omics and other biomedical research tools, training, and expertise to undergraduate institutions.

Peterson and colleagues this month reported how they used the small, non-coding RNAs to resolve conflicting theories on the evolution of annelids.

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In PNAS this week: carbapenem resistance in Enterobacteriaceae, selection against educational attainment-linked variants, and more.

Technology Review points out that a new US presidential science advisor hasn't been selected.

Researchers find that blood tests might be able to help determine severity of a concussion, Wired reports.

President-elect Donald Trump considers other candidates for director of the National Institutes of Health, Nature News reports.