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Retraction Watch reports that two researchers had both a Science and a Nature paper retracted last week.

University of Bristol researchers unearthed variants that implicate the immune system in the risk of developing mouth ulcers.

The researchers found that low-frequency variants in TP53 had a large effect on head circumference and volume, suggesting a previously unknown role for the gene.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: DNA vaccine-based approach for Duchenne muscular dystrophy tested in mice, antimicrobial found in bear saliva, and more.

A new estimate places the last universal common ancestor to life on Earth as living 3.9 billion years ago, Inverse reports.

Mishandling Them

The Guardian reports that labs in the UK have had safety incidents involving pathogens.

Living DNA can break down the origins of a customer’s ancestry into 21 distinct regions within Britain alone, as well as across 80 different worldwide populations.

University of Bristol researchers examine the Phormidesmis priestleyi BC1401 genome, a bacterium from the Greenland Ice Sheet.

In Genome Biology this week: computational approach to tease apart clonal tumor lineages, cell type-specific lncRNA expression in developing human neocortex, and more.

Expanding on past genome-wide association data, two teams delved into functional and phenotypic studies related to known schizophrenia-associated variants.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.