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A new analysis pointed to a rise in over-generalized or incorrect bacterial identification by k-mer lowest common ancestor methods as the database has grown.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: three-dimensional chromosome structure, ovarian cancer immunopeptidome, and more.

In Genome Biology this week: computational approach for analyzing noisy single-cell sequencing profiles, eQTLs of dilated cardiomyopathy, and more.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: multi-omic neuroscience quantitative trait locus resource, and more.

Researchers used the approach to develop an assay to detect above-threshold triplet repeats in Huntington's disease, but also highlight a variety of other applications.

The Rice University researchers identified 11 pathogenic bacteria strains using only five randomly selected DNA probes.

A report calls on the next US president to keep both the White House science office and the position of science adviser, ScienceInsider says.

The grants are strictly for new research, but Rice University scientist David Zhang is always looking for commercialization opportunities with his startup, Searna.

The method dramatically reduces time to equilibrium and could enable better determination of DNA hybridization thermodynamics.

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Reporting their results in Ecology Letters this week, the team found that the fly underwent extensive, genome-wide changes in just a single generation.

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The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.