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Don't Touch

Two research teams find a role for PIEZO2 in touch sensitivity after injury and inflammation.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.

The team found that constrained regions of the noncoding genome are up to 52-fold enriched for known pathogenic variants as compared to unconstrained regions. 

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of malaria-carrying mosquitos reveals genetic diversity, and more.

A pilot study is to examine whether fitness trackers add to the National Institute of Health's All of Us research initiative, according to FierceHealthcare.

Three changes could transform hemagglutinin of bird flu to bind more tightly to human receptors, a new study says.

Results from a set of new studies suggest Zika virus circulated undetected for long periods of time before producing infections described in recent outbreaks.

The partners will work together to adapt a new chemical synthesis technology for DNA-encoded library creation.

Together, Forever

According to ScienceInsider, the Scripps Research Institute and the California Institute for Biomedical Research are merging.

Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, aerial view

The institute has also been awarded additional funding from the National Institutes of Health for its increased participation in the initiative.

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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.