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A pair of economists uses genetic attainment scores to examine the effect of parental income on the success of their children.

The teams, from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and NYU Langone Health, generated viable yeast strains with just one or two chromosomes.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: retrotransposon expression and regulation in human cells, convergent evolution in photoreceptor proteins, and more.

A study in Microbiome finds that heavy drinkers have an unhealthy mix of bacteria in their mouths.

The researchers built a combination nucleic acid-antibody test for the disease using an approach they said could be generally useful for rapid test development.

A New York University-led team finds that skates and mammals share nerves and genes for walking.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: DNA damage associated with e-cigarette exposure, inflammasome inhibition by OLT1177, and more.

The company will work with the NYU School of Medicine to generate and analyze genomic data from pancreatic cancer patients.

Higher levels of oral bacteria like Tannerella forsythia and Porphyromonas gingivalis increased the risk of esophageal cancer, though other bacteria had protective effects.

The initiative's four research projects will use use genetic and other technologies to detect and treat cancer at its earliest stages.

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This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.

Researchers find that people's genetics influence their success at university, but that it is not the only factor.

In Nature this week: approach to identify genetic variants that affect trait variability, application of read clouds to microbiome samples, and more.