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An analysis of B cell adaptive immune receptor sequences in 10 individuals uncovered exceptionally diverse antibody repertoires with a subset of shared antibody clonotypes.

New Bases, New Drugs

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.

There are some deep divisions between the three main databases, some due to competitive pressures and others because of the nature of metabolomics.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.

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.

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New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.