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This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: genetic diversity of the people of Madagascar, loss-of-function mutations linked to respiratory infection severity, and more.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: DNA methylation and T cell exhaustion, longevity in C. elegans, and more.

The amount of cancer data being generated is driving researchers to develop artificial intelligence and deep machine-learning methods to help them keep up.

Researchers described a vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus infection transmitted from a liver donor to recipient, ruling out hospital-acquired infection with genomics.

Poor, Snubbed Archaea

The Atlantic reports that archaea are often neglected by microbiome studies.

Two research teams reported detecting prions using different versions of the same assay, and one said it could detect the proteins before the onset of symptoms.

The organizations in the consortium will identify, characterize, and catalog human biological molecules affected by physical activity in volunteer biosamples.

Coral from a variable environment can better adapt to a new locale through gene expression changes.

Researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas have designed a modular, virally-delivered, doxycycline-induced CRISPR/Cas9 system.

A Texas-led team examined the phylogenetic trees of gut bacteria from humans, chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas, and found they largely reflect their hosts.

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Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.

In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.