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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.

Among the winners are a number of investigators who will receive funding to support omics-focused research.

The New Yeast

Researchers are working on re-making the yeast genome from scratch, according to the Associated Press.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.