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By sequencing 72,501 individual kidney cells, researchers saw some shared transcriptional patterns in kidney cancers and developing or adult kidneys.

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.

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.