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This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: structural variant profiles for metastatic prostate cancer; approach for visualizing mRNA, lncRNA transcription; and more.

The team demonstrated that the approach can yield high sensitivity while maintaining near-perfect specificity, but it must now replicate the early results in a much larger study.

Oh, I Remember It Now

Transferring RNA between sea slugs can also transfer memories, a new eNeuro study has found.

Hong Kong-based Rainbow Genomics will provide exome sequencing while UCLA will interpret the data and deliver a clinical report.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: sequencing and phenotyping of more than 1,000 Saccharomyces cerevisiae isolates, and more.

The team unexpectedly found that some supposedly essential yeast genes are dispensable, and that other essential genes have large dispensable regions.

Investigators narrowed in on genes involved in placentation and appetite during a GWAS focused on a severe form of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.

Through its large network of ambulatory labs, the university's pathology and lab medicine department is evaluating a BioFire rapid diagnostic test for the flu. 

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: hierarchical fine-mapping approach, genomic and sub-genomic variations in lab porcine epidemic diarrhea virus strains, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.

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In a commentary at eLife, Brandeis University's Eve Marder calls on researchers to value and pursue truth.

Researchers have developed a way to quickly edit white blood cells, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: rice gene enables plants to grow quickly in times of flooding, and more.

Education-linked genetic variants could also predict a small portion of a person's social mobility, Newsweek reports.