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A GWAS meta-analysis involving 10,074 PCOS cases revealed three new and 11 known risk loci, along with a relatively consistent genetic architecture among cases.

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.

Researchers used exome data for more than 123,000 individuals to map "constrained coding regions," where disease-related variants are over-represented.

A study of the detection of potential adverse drug events or interactions found that using PGx information led to better prediction of serious issues, despite no significant change overall.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: influence of DNA architecture on genome editing, within-host HIV evolution, and more.

A new study shows that DNA targets bound by nucleosomes are cleaved less efficiently than targets lacking nucleosomes, which could inform target selection.

Researchers used WGS to diagnose the patients when previous testing couldn't find an underlying genetic cause for their symptoms.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: Smyd1 regulates mitochondrial metabolism in the heart, evolutionary history of ASICs, and more.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: sequencing to understand medulloblastoma metastases, genome and transcriptome implicates TAP1 in X-linked Dystonia-Parkinsonism, and more.

Researchers discovered thousands of candidate functional elements by searching diverse mammalian genomes for regions of accelerated evolution within highly conserved sites.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.