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These alterations, which can include hypermethylation of the H19 locus, can crop up during kidney development.

In PLOS this week: genetic adaptation in chimpanzees, transcriptional features of renal cell carcinoma, and more.

The Guardian reports that UK universities are looking into ways to reduce labs' reliance on single-use plastics.

The number of technologies to be assessed is vast, and ranges from liquid biopsies and molecular imaging to immunohistochemistry and RNA-seq.

Just Another Diet

Washington Post columnist writes that she is skeptical about DNA-based diets.

Researchers from the TRACERx consortium analyzed blood and tumor samples to tease out features of lung cancers that are more likely to recur.

Researchers in the UK are bracing for Brexit by stockpiling some supplies, according to the New Scientist.

The researchers conducted genome-wide association studies of individuals who reported hearing difficulties and those who used hearing aids.

Infants born vaginally had gut microbiomes enriched with commensal bacteria, while those born by caesarian section harbored hospital-associated bacteria.

No Longer Leading

The Guardian reports that UK researchers are leading fewer European research projects due to no-deal Brexit fears.

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Forensic genetic firm Verogen has bought the genetic genealogy site GEDmatch.

Researchers have 3D-printed plastic bunnies that encase the information needed to make more such bunnies in DNA, according to Discover magazine.

Dan Rather, the former CBS Evening News anchor and executive producer of a new documentary, writes at the Guardian that everyone needs to know about CRISPR.

In PNAS this week: analysis of FOXA1 upregulation in ER-positive breast cancer, gene editing to correct recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, and more.