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This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: genome and transcriptome sequencing study of tobacco plants, molecular effects of cytochrome c oxidase mutations, and more.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: variability in iPSCs, the silver birch, and more.

The researchers uncovered evidence of selective sweeps within the silver birch genome that were associated with differences in environment.

The Finnish bioinformatics firm will aid European researchers and animal-focused diagnostics companies in developing a functional annotation of the dog genome.

In the study, the partners will perform exome sequencing and whole-genome array genotyping on more than 9,000 individuals with diabetes or with diabetic relatives.

Speakers at the CVS meeting in Florida last week spoke about the utility and effectiveness of sequencing approaches in the study of viruses.

Researchers found that children who have taken macrolide antibiotics have distinctive microbiomes and that some of those changes are persistent.

A method developed at MIT creates polyacrylamide beads around droplets containing single cells to sequester bacterial genomes and allow for harsh lysis conditions; it then uses concatenated PCR and sequencing to address links between phylogeny and function.

The University's Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland will incorporate Labcyte's Echo acoustic liquid handling technology into multiple workflows.

With exome sequencing, researchers unearth a recurrent mutation behind a rare condition called progressive myoclonus epilepsy.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.