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Africanized honey bee

Researchers identified a genetically distinct cluster of gentle Africanized honeybees in Puerto Rico, which appear to have undergone selection in recent years.

The funding will support research examining the epigenomic effects of social experiences and how they relate to health disparities.

Unsafe Feeling

A survey finds that women of color feel unsafe working in the sciences because of both their race and gender, according to Buzzfeed News.

Mitochondrial and nuclear genome sequences from straight-tusked elephants indicated they were a sister lineage to African forest elephants.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: genetic hints of adaptive evolution in Atlantic herring, ancestry of ancient individuals from the Pacific Northwest, and more.

The method quantifies structural variations in an allele-specific manner, providing an integrative way to study complex SVs and copy number alterations. 

The supercomputer was used to identify genomic variants in some 300 deeply sequenced human samples for use in a planned bead-array-based genotyping chip.

New genome assemblies for three cultivated or wild pineapple plants, together with re-sequenced hybrids, enabled an analysis of pineapple biology and history.

The funds will support efforts to develop novel data compression strategies for handling various kinds of genomic data.

The genome editing nucleases slide and hop along double-stranded DNA to find and bind to their target sequence.

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.