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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.

Researchers found rare mutations in USP45 and ARID1A by applying a shared genomic segment mapping approach to several large multiple myeloma-affected families.

Some Guarded Hope

The Deseret News reports that families with children with rare genetic diseases are cautiously optimistic about CRISPR-based gene editing as a treatment.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: a genomics search engine, and more.

Living DNA and its partners are aiming to create a detailed genetic map of the world based on people's DNA.

Results from a randomized clinical trial known as GIFT suggest that genotype-guided warfarin dosing is linked to fewer adverse events than clinical dosing.

The Washington State University and the University of Utah researchers said epigenetic variation may contribute to environmental adaptation in the birds.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: allele-sharing patterns of ancient hominins, protein-inactivating changes among lab mice, and more.

Researchers found that about 17 percent of sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients harbor at least one deleterious rare variant or repeat expansion.

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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.