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This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: computational approach combining cancer survival models and machine learning, auxin herbicide resistance mutation, and more.

Investigators characterized expression activity in kidney grafts from a group of transplant recipients who remained rejection-free without immunosuppression.

A null mutation in the SERPINE1 gene was associated with longer telomeres and increased longevity among carriers, a new study found.

The funding will support research examining the epigenomic effects of social experiences and how they relate to health disparities.

A pair of new studies evaluated whole-exome sequencing and other genetic tests in children with epilepsy and in other undiagnosed monogenic disease cases.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: host-microbe interactions and cancer drug response; links between transcription rate, mRNA translation, and methylation; and more.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: strategies for targeting leukemia with MLL translocations, new Perturb-seq approach, and more.

The team identified gene expression patterns that can determine how severe a patient's systemic sclerosis is and if treatment has been effective. 

Guardant360 will be the preferred non-invasive assay for clinical testing of patients at the Lurie Cancer Center, and will be used in various research efforts.

Researchers from Northwestern University uncovered five circulating microRNAs that differentiate patients with very high- and low-risk prostate cancer.


Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.