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In PNAS this week: effect of premature termination codons in the DMD gene, knock-down of DUX4 in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, and more.

In Science this week: analysis of ancient Caribbean islanders' genomes suggests at least three waves of migration into the region,  DNA barcoding of microbial spores, and more.

Ancient samples from more than a dozen archaeological sites suggests population movement from South America preceded by at least two earlier migration waves.

In Genome Biology this week: a quantitative MNase-seq approach to map nucleosomes, evaluation of nearly two dozen single-cell transcriptomics-based methods, and more.

The new partnership will support the analysis of glycans in 30,000 human samples by the end of 2021.

The group will define and quantify Stroma Liquid Biopsy biomarkers in Leiden University-collected sera to correlate them with Leiden's tumor-stroma ratio scoring methods.

Teensy Bit Higher

The Guardian reports that there's only been a small rise in the portion of female authors on academic papers from UK institutions.

The New York Times reports that evidence linking trauma in one generation to epigenetic effects that influence subsequent generations may be overstated.

A Dutch famine during World War II led to life-long epigenetic changes in individuals whose mothers were pregnant with them at the time.

Researchers found methylation mediators of obesity and other metabolic features by profiling individuals born after a famine called the Dutch Hunger Winter.

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President Donald Trump might not approve the stricter standards the US Food and Drug Administration is developing for authorizing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Politico.

Wired reports that Oxitec has now developed a genetically modified fall armyworm.

A large genetic study finds SARS-CoV-2 viruses with a certain variant are spreading more than others, according to the Washington Post.

In Nature this week: sister-chromatid-sensitive chromosome conformation capture approach, and more.