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In PNAS this week: DNA regulation in islet cells, algorithm predicts regulatory element marks in various tissues, and more.

The grants are provided through the NSF's Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research program in partnership with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

A 7 kiloDalton polypeptide known as "non-annotated P-body dissociating polypeptide," or NoBody, appears to contribute to messenger RNA decapping.

Using a new approach, Salk Institute researchers examined long interspersed nuclear elements and genomic diversity in the human brain.

Three studies tapped data for plants from the 1001 Genomes Project collection to explore variant, epigenetic, expression, and speciation patterns in Arabidopsis.

Elizabeth Blackburn is to be the next president of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

The scientists used a multi-omics approach to determine that organs don't age in the same ways or at the same pace.

Salk Institute researchers have constructed a human methylome map to uncover tissue-specific variations as well as non-canonical methylation.

The unique characteristics of mitochondrial genomes and diseases add a twist to the current discussions about heritable edits to the genome.

A new study is highlighting transcriptional differences between mouse and human tissues.

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In Science this week: genetic target for urothelial bladder cancer treatment, and more.

At the Conversation, the University of Oxford's Michael Macklay writes that learning genetic risk of disease is a personal decision.

Two dozen scientific organizations have endorsed the March for Science, according to ScienceInsider.

Researchers in Japan describe a chimpanzee with a chromosomal abnormality similar to human Down syndrome, Mashable reports.