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This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: signals of natural selection among Indigenous populations of North America, population and social structures of several European Stone Age burial sites, and more.

Researchers assembled a near chromosome-level genome for the cultivated octoploid strawberry, uncovering the plant's diploid progenitors and sub-genome interactions.

Gizmodo reports that researchers have linked a genetic variant to the screw-like tail of bulldogs and some terriers.

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

Dual Challenges

The Washington Post reports on uncertainties facing gene-edited livestock endeavors.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.

The two papers published today in Science and Cell have implications for both forensics and genetic research.

The program was established to support the development and dissemination of functional genomic tools and techniques for genome manipulation in model organisms.

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.

Researchers showed, retrospectively, that using a cutoff of 16 circulating DNA mutations they could identify patients who were more likely to respond to immunotherapy.

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The New York Times Magazine examines gender discrimination at the Salk Institute.

Science reports that MD Anderson Cancer Center has dismissed three researchers over foreign tie concerns.

A second death in gene therapy trial for type 1 spinal muscular atrophy is under investigation, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: antibiotic resistance patterns in Escherichia coli, a dozen genetic loci tied to varicose vein risk, and more.