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This Week in Nature

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

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.

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Nature News reports that researchers in Japan hope to soon test the use of reprogrammed stem cells to treat damaged corneas.

A new approach may help limit the number of fish that are mislabeled at markets or restaurants, according to New Scientist.

At Slate, the R Street Institute's Nila Bala discusses the privacy rights of suspects that genetic genealogy approaches in law enforcement bring up.

In PNAS this week: numerous mobile genetic elements contribute to Vibrio cholerae drug resistance, troponin I mutations in sudden infant deaths, and more.