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In PNAS this week: tRNA fragment signature for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, genomic sites sensitive to ultraviolet radiation in melanocytes, and more.

Researchers are sequencing Florida panthers to examine the effects of the introduction of Texas cougars there in the 1990s to stave off the cats' decline, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Retraction Watch reports on the latest goings-on with  Carlo Croce's lawsuit against Ohio State University.

The projects are focused on the impact of microbe communities on soil nutrient cycling, and the relationship between gene function and beneficial plant traits.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

In Genome Research this week: links between biological aging and mutations affecting epigenetic regulators; long-read sequencing-based strategy to map chromatin accessibility; and more.

In Cell this week: DNA-based survey of marine virus genomes,  single-cell atlas of tumor proteomic profiles, and more.

Suit for Chair

According to Retraction Watch, Ohio State University's Carlo Croce is suing to be reinstated as department chair.

Ohio State University researchers found that a phosphorothioate-modified DNA-crRNA duplex completely blocked the function of Cas12a.

A brief recap of Genetics/Genomics news the week of Dec 14, 2018: AstraZeneca, NeoGenomics, Fluidigm, Luminex, Petco Foundation, and SQI Diagnostics

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The University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna reflects at Science on the anniversary of the announcement of the birth of twin girls who underwent genome editing.

By studying its enamel proteome, researchers have found the ancient ape Gigantopithecus blacki belongs to a sister clade to that of orangutans.

Bloomberg Businessweek discusses genomics with BGI's Wang Jian.

In Science this week: researchers find transplanting the gut microbiome in mice affects physiology, and more.