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This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: retinitis pigmentosa gene therapy, role of microbiome in growth stunting, and more.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.

The researchers conducted a genome-wide association study and other analyses using about 47,000 research participants from 23andMe.

By sequencing Vibrio cholerae isolates from Africa and Latin America, investigators got a look at the lineages leading to outbreaks over several decades.

An Institut Pasteur-led team genotyped various Pakistani populations to reconstruct the genetic history of descendants of the Indian Ocean slave trade.

With hundreds of bacterial genome sequences, researchers characterized horizontal gene transfer hotspots contributing to genome evolution and diversification.

Investigators used gene expression and immunological profiling to detect distinct immune responses in dengue virus-infected children with or without symptoms.

Using data for thousands of African individuals, researchers retraced migrations by Bantu language groups and ties to other populations in Africa and beyond.

International research teams collaborated to create five fully functioning synthetic yeast chromosomes, taking them one step closer to a whole synthetic genome.

By analyzing hundreds of rabies virus genomes from isolates collected over 65 years, researchers characterized evolutionary features in two main RABV groups.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.