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This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: approach for analyzing the expression of endogenous retroviruses, circular RNAs that influence host-virus interactions, and more.

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Three studies encompassing dozens of ancient genomes are offering a closer look at complex historical population spread in North, Central, and South America.

In Genome Biology this week: comparative genomic study of endoderm differentiation, a single-cell sequencing method for small and messenger RNAs, and more.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: series of reviews about gene modification, and more.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.

In the Skin

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

A University of Chicago-led team examined the genomes of more than 3,500 Sardinians and found within-island genetic substructure and outside admixture.

Using proteomic and genetic approaches, researchers identified a histone mark called lysine benzoylation that appears to be enhanced by exposure to sodium benzoate.

Researchers screened 2,000 Nigerian women with and without the disease for loss-of-function mutations in 25 known and suspected breast cancer genes.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.