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In Nucleic Acids Research this week: new accurate quantification by sequencing approach, CNV breakpoints in Plasmodium falciparum, and more.

Researchers found that methylation alterations affected immune response and lipid metabolism pathways in children whose growth had been stunted.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: strategy for reactivating Rett syndrome-linked MECP2, small molecules able to suppress Staphylococcus aureus virulence, and more.

The researchers are taking a transcriptome-wide approach to identifying and validating common genes that affect genetic risk in both breast and ovarian cancers.

An op-ed in the Washington Post calls for expanding DNA databases to reduce crime rates.

Investigators characterized expression activity in kidney grafts from a group of transplant recipients who remained rejection-free without immunosuppression.

Investigators began unraveling ties between gut microbial community membership and severe amebic infections using samples from dozens of children in Bangladesh.

Researchers implemented qPCR on TaqMan Array Cards to find six pathogens are responsible for up to 90 percent of childhood diarrhea at seven sites in Africa and Asia.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US government has the fundamental regulatory authorities it needs to oversee the rapidly growing field of synthetic biology, but some types of plant and microbial engineering pose challenges that will require policy responses, though not necessarily new regulations, acc

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.