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An international team of researchers compared genetic changes that occur in the blood of people who develop acute myeloid leukemia and those who do not.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: the koala genome, genomic analysis of fern species, and more.

Researchers linked 15 genomic loci with loneliness and 38 loci to regular attendance at either a sports club or gym, pub or social club, or religious group.

Using whole-genome sequencing, the researchers uncovered pathogenic variants in cancer-predisposing genes in 15 percent of patients with multiple primary tumors.

Using genotype and blood plasma protein information for thousands of healthy individuals, researchers documented variants influencing plasma protein levels.

Two new studies used ancient and modern-day genomes to tease apart Indigenous migrations in the Americas and ancestry patterns by the first Icelandic settlers.

Short'n'Sweet

A new study finds that a shorter treatment course might work just as well as a longer one for women with early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer, NPR says.

Independent research teams identified and sequenced hepatitis B strains going back thousands of years from samples in Europe, uncovering now-extinct lineages.

Using genome sequences for hundreds of ancient individuals, researchers have analyzed population dynamics and displacements around the Eurasian steppe.

While digging into the tumor-suppressive mechanism for an X-linked gene called UTX, researchers found a similar protective role for the Y chromosome gene UTY.

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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.