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This Week in Science

In Science this week: series of reviews about gene modification, and more.

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.

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Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.

The New York Times reports that evidence linking trauma in one generation to epigenetic effects that influence subsequent generations may be overstated.

ScienceInsider reports that US National Institutes of Health researchers were told in the fall they could not obtain new human fetal tissue.

In PNAS this week: skin pigmentation evolution among KhoeSan, biomarkers for dengue virus progression, and more.