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In Science this week: analysis of genome-wide association studies of chronic kidney disease, and more.

In Genome Research this week: transcriptome analysis of canine mammary tumors, collection of small RNAs found in disease-spreading mosquitoes, and more.

The exome-by-phenome-wide analysis uncovered 21 novel gene-phenotype associations, including genes linked to glaucoma and diabetes.

Among the Butterflies

The Guardian reports that DNA barcoding has fueled the discovery of additional species and has pointed to greater biological diversity.

In PNAS this week: effect of mutagenic compounds on transcription in yeast, role for GATA6 in regulating sinus node development, and more.

In Genome Research this week: approach to predict gene expression from single-cell DNA methylation profiles, oral microbiome of children with cavities, and more.

In PNAS this week: genetic and epigenetic variation in individuals with diabetic kidney disease, spontaneous genetic alterations in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and more.

In PNAS this week: characterization of diarrhea-causing swine coronavirus, metabolic differences in models with TP53 variant, and more.

In Nature this week: multi-omic analysis of Alzheimer's disease brain samples, de novo assembly of a diploid potato, and more.

Investigators identified disease-associated histone modifications in the brain that appeared to influence transcription- and chromatin-related processes.


Imperial College London researchers are shifting away from testing a COVID-19 vaccine to focus on combating newly emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants, the Independent says.

According to the Associated Press, genetic genealogy has helped law enforcement officials identify an unknown victim of the Green River Killer.

In PNAS this week: target to reduce chemotherapy-induced cardiac injury, tool finds ancient endogenous RNA viruses, and more.

Moderna reports its vaccine is effective against new SARS-CoV-2 strains, though it is also developing a booster, according to the New York Times.