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The program was established to support the development and dissemination of functional genomic tools and techniques for genome manipulation in model organisms.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: ties between complex traits and autozygosity, salt tolerance markers in the Chinese rose, and more.

A polygenic prediction score based on those SNPs accounts for more than 11 percent of the variance seen between individuals in educational attainment.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: alternative splicing patterns in sunflowers, EGFR inhibitor resistance in lung adenocarcinoma, and more.

University of Colorado, Boulder, researchers sequenced soil samples from across the world to develop an atlas of bacteria living there.

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder led an effort to develop a CRISPR/Cas9-based genome-wide engineering platform for E. coli and yeast. 

A citizen science-enabled project made it possible to document arthropod diversity from more than 700 homes across the continental US.

Mitochondrial sequences and radiocarbon data on dozens of Patagonian samples suggest Ice Age megafauna disappeared a thousand or more years after humans arrived.

Researchers used targeted sequencing to assess bacterial and fungal phylotypes in dust samples from roughly 1,200 American homes.

In an effort to organize a human microbiome project and to engage participants in the results, a small team of researchers affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco, has launched the uBiome project.

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Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.

The New York Times reports that evidence linking trauma in one generation to epigenetic effects that influence subsequent generations may be overstated.

ScienceInsider reports that US National Institutes of Health researchers were told in the fall they could not obtain new human fetal tissue.

In PNAS this week: skin pigmentation evolution among KhoeSan, biomarkers for dengue virus progression, and more.