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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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Dog DNA testing finds that some purebreds might not truly be purebreds, Inside Edition reports.

Mary Beckerle has returned as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, according to ScienceInsider.

Smithsonian Magazine reports that environmental DNA sampling can be used to track elusive organisms.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive satellite DNA in the fruit fly, transcriptome map assembly pipeline, and more.