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In PNAS this week: characterization of an alternatively spliced autism-linked gene, horizontal gene transfer in soil bacteria, and more.

James Wyngaarden Dies

James Wyngaarden, the former director of the US National Institutes of Health, has died at 94, according to Duke University School of Medicine.

The trials are part of the second phase of the Implementing Genomics in Practice program, which is slated to receive $42 million in funding over 5 years.

Cancer Moonshot-funded teams are profiling pre-cancers in an effort to establish targeted treatment, detection, and prevention methods that can be applied before cancers form.

The team reported that engineering a hairpin secondary structure onto the spacer region of sgRNAs can increase specificity by several orders of magnitude.

CRISPR technology has made its way around the world, but in the wake of the He Jiankui controversy, the industry is asking what recourse it has against misuse.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: microRNAs influence cell type transitions in triple-negative breast cancers, oxidative DNA damage patterns in yeast, and more.

Its most advanced gene expression signatures are for infectious disease diagnostics and are aimed at enabling the appropriate prescription of antiviral and antibiotic medications.

The study authors cautioned that immunological signatures cannot be predicted from tumor mutational burden or microenvironment analysis of a single biopsy alone.

The finding could help detect autologous blood doping among athletes, Dark Daily reports.

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Holden Thorp is to be the new editor-in-chief of Science and its related journals.

A genetic analysis of salmon scales collected over the course of a century points to a sharp decline in the number of fish returning each year to river in British Columbia, CBC reports.

Adelaide University has suspended the head of an ancient DNA lab as its investigation of workplace bullying continues, Australia's ABC News reports.

In PNAS this week: gene expression profiles of adipocyte subtypes, computational approach for improving plant expressome analysis, and more.