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In Nucleic Acids Research this week: model to determine methylation effects of noncoding variants, Neisseria meningitides transcriptomics, and more.

In PNAS this week: genetic hints of adaptive evolution in Atlantic herring, ancestry of ancient individuals from the Pacific Northwest, and more.

In Cell this week: genomic events that could make attenuated polio virulent, formation of regulatory RNAs, and more.

In PNAS this week: high-altitude adaptation signature among Tibetans, de novo mutations in early-onset high myopia, and more.

Speakers at the conference's opening plenary showed how their work in cancer research fit into the broad theme of 'Discover, Predict, Prevent, Treat.'

The MIT researchers said that the mutational signature could be used to identify people exposed to aflatoxin who are at risk of developing liver cancer.

A special thermal annealing process and graphene oxide structure may enable inexpensive manufacturing and use, particularly in resource-poor areas of the world.

The Broad Institute's lawyers used statements from Jennifer Doudna to undermine UC's case that one could expect CRISPR/Cas9 to work in eukaryotic cells.

The platform, called Seq-Well, is similar to droplet-based approaches but reports increased efficiency.

Watchful, But Working

MIT President Rafael Reif speaks with the Los Angeles Times about the Trump administration travel ban and more.

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The Washington Post reports that the CDC's SARS-CoV-2 test issues reflect earlier ones it had with Zika virus testing.

NPR writes that even with thousands of new COVID-19 papers, each should be evaluated based on its own quality.

Researchers traced a gene cluster linked to COVID-19 severity to Neanderthals, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: soil bacteria-derived small molecules affect centrosomal protein, microfluidics approach for capturing circulating tumor cells, and more.