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Octopuses might owe their intelligence to their liberal alterations to their genes, Cosmos reports.

The Tel Aviv University researchers still noted some gene expression differences between lung epithelial cells infected with flu and bystander cells.

In Genome Biology this week: antibody-independent chromatin interaction mapping method, computational approach for identifying common, rare cell types from single-cell data; and more.

An international team of researchers has sequenced the wild emmer wheat genome and compared it to the genome sequences of domesticated varieties.

Cephalopods with complex hunting, behavioral, and social behavior seem to adjust post-transcriptional processes to adapt to changing environments.

Using genome sequences from 38 Legionella species, researchers from Israel and the US identified diverse sets of effectors contributing to virulence.

NRGene's software will be used to assemble the 12GB wild emmer wheat genome

Rosetta Genomics said this week that it has entered a sponsored research arrangement with Tel Aviv University tech-transfer subsidiary Ramot to develop a delivery technology for microRNA mimic-based cancer therapies.

Researchers from the University of Colorado and Tel Aviv University have reported a case study that suggests fluorescence in situ hybridization-based testing may miss some ALK rearrangements in lung cancer patients who could benefit from Pfizer's Xalkori (crizotinib).

By Molika Ashford
In the hunt for the genetic causes of hearing loss in local populations, researchers at Tel Aviv University have taken up targeted genomic capture and deep sequencing to root out causative mutations.

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.