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The Zoom PhD Defense

At Nature Careers, a postdoc gives advice for graduate students who have to do their PhD defenses remotely.

University of California, Davis researchers describe ways that genetic genealogy databases could be "hacked."

In PLOS this week: rare alterations in Timothy syndrome, analysis of twins' gut microbiomes, and more.

Two researchers have uncovered ways that users of genetic genealogy sites could be susceptible to "genetic hacking."

In Nature this week: researchers from the NIH Common Fund Human Biomolecular Atlas Program discuss the project's mission, and more.

Discover's D-brief blog reports that researcher have bred calves from a bull that had undergone genome editing.

In Genome Biology this week: a quantitative MNase-seq approach to map nucleosomes, evaluation of nearly two dozen single-cell transcriptomics-based methods, and more.

In PLOS this week: genetic diversity of invasive Echium plantagineum, gene-miRNA interactions in abdominal aortic aneurysm, and more.

In PNAS this week: C2CD4A gene involved in insulin secretion, chromosome rearrangements in recurring S. aureus infections, and more.

In Genome Biology this week: analysis of colorectal cancer progression, secretion system used by Vibrio cholerae, and more.

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The Hill reports 17 states and the District of Columbia are suing over a new policy that would strip international students of their visas if they only attend classes online.

The editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says other lawmakers should take Florida's approach and provide additional protections against genetic discrimination.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employees call on the agency to label racism a public health crisis and examine its own policies, NPR reports.

In PNAS this week: genetic evidence for Inca resettlement, analysis of spermatogonial stem cell transcriptomes, and more.