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ETH Zurich has moved to dismiss a professor accused of bullying, according to ScienceInsider.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: whole genome and population genetic analysis of two aspen species, signatures of circulating hepatocellular carcinoma tumor DNA, and more.

Researchers have found genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and phenotypic variation in a comparison of HeLa cells across laboratories and over time.

Store It All as DNA

Researchers in Switzerland are investigating using DNA as a data-storage device.

A method developed at MIT creates polyacrylamide beads around droplets containing single cells to sequester bacterial genomes and allow for harsh lysis conditions; it then uses concatenated PCR and sequencing to address links between phylogeny and function.

The technique has the promise of enabling basic cancer research, and could also be used for in vitro screening of chemotherapeutic drug response.

NEW YORK(GenomeWeb News) – The University of Perugia's Agostinho Carvalho and colleagues explored the influence that polymorphisms in a gene called PTX3 — known for its role in mediating immune responses to fungi — might have on an individual's risk of developing invasive aspergillosis infections

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have developed a tool to single out specific proteins contained within the Mycobacterium tuberculosis proteome.

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John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.