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Participants aim to use predictive modeling to better understand epigenetic mechanisms, while encouraging the development of new technologies and therapies.

In a pair of commentaries, researchers critique last year's paper reporting the use of CRISPR/Cas9 to correct a mutation in viable human embryos.

University of Adelaide researchers suggest that LINE-1 transposable elements may have driven the spit between therian mammals and monotremes.

With FALCON-Phase, investigators used PacBio long reads and Hi-C data from Phase Genomics to assemble a haplotype-phased, diploid genome for a hybrid bull.

A genome-wide association study meta-analysis found bipolar disorder patients with poor response to lithium have more polygenic risk factors for schizophrenia.

The Atlantic writes that retrotransposons like BovB have proliferated in a number of genomes.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: analysis of DNA from Neanderthal tooth plaque, method for measuring chromatin contacts, and more.

Researchers found the European bison's origins go back to ancient interbreeding between steppe bison and cattle, shedding light on early cave art detailing the animal.

Mitochondrial sequences and radiocarbon data on dozens of Patagonian samples suggest Ice Age megafauna disappeared a thousand or more years after humans arrived.

Continuity in mitochondrial genomes present at an archeological site in Lima suggests cultural diffusion contributed to expansion of an imperialist Wari group.

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This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.

Researchers find that people's genetics influence their success at university, but that it is not the only factor.

In Nature this week: approach to identify genetic variants that affect trait variability, application of read clouds to microbiome samples, and more.