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In PLOS this week: Mycobacterium abscessus linked to gastric conditions, placental gene expression changes associated with preterm birth, and more.

In PNAS this week: researchers compare two high-grade neuroendocrine lung cancers, height among ancient Europeans, and more.

The buccal epithelial cell-based epigenetic clock corresponded with age in those under 20, but skewed slightly higher in a small subset of children with autism spectrum disorder.

Researchers identified variants in the germline that appear to influence DNA methylation levels in prostate cancer tumors or in precancerous tissues.

The researchers hope to eventually develop a point-of-care assay to detect conditions that lead to high-risk pregnancies before symptoms occur.

In Science this week: four reviews examine what's known about the associations between genotype and phenotype, and more.

The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation has announced the 2019 winners of its awards.

Illumina is contributing reagents for 100 genomes worth of short-read sequence data to help scientists generate 100 new high-quality reference genomes.

The $10 million initiative will include scientists from the University of California's campuses, as well as from governmental and nongovernmental organizations.

Researchers in California link additional genes to autism risk, HealthDay News reports.

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In PLOS this week: Mycobacterium abscessus linked to gastric conditions, placental gene expression changes associated with preterm birth, and more.

The Guardian reports that UK universities are looking into ways to reduce labs' reliance on single-use plastics.

People with certain gene variants tend to not like vegetables, particularly bitter ones, CNN reports.

MIT's Technology Review reports on a company's genetic test that gauges an embryo's susceptibility to certain diseases.