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Diet- and height-related variants were selected for in a Flores Island pygmy population, according to a study, which also provided insights into the population's history.

Using the method, the researchers predicted the effects of over 140 million mutations in different tissues and identified mutations possibly associated with increased risk of several immune diseases.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: transcriptomes of chickpeas during drought, recurrent Cys2His2 zinc finger gene mutations in cancer, and more.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: gene expression patterns associated with severe cases of malaria, and more.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: two waves of Denisovan-human mixing, open chromatin accessibility patterns during embryogenesis, and more.

A new set of papers reveals a range of gene expression influencers, identified using thousands of samples collected for the Genotype-Tissue Expression project.

The centers will support the NCI's Genomic Data Analysis Network, which is tasked with creating tools and strategies to study large-scale genomics data.

Princeton University researchers uncovered hundreds of candidate autism risk genes and validated them in a large sequencing study.

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Researchers sequenced 120 finches from the Galápagos and Cocos Island to resolve bird phylogeny and explore the genetic basis of fast-evolving features.

While the job market for life science researchers may seem bleak, those with a background in genomics may fare better. And though many argue that major changes are needed, some small measures could help better align the talent pool with opportunities.

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Congress approved a bill Friday that would increase the US National Institutes of Health's funding by $2 billion for fiscal year 2019.

UK's Labour Party calls for a ban on non-invasive prenatal testing for determining sex, BBC News reports.

Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher warns in a New York Times op-ed that more people are going to need help figuring out what their consumer genetic testing results mean.

In PLOS this week: intra-tumor heterogeneity patterns, genomic analysis of Thoroughbred horse origins, and more.