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This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: retinitis pigmentosa gene therapy, role of microbiome in growth stunting, and more.

Plasmodium vivax parasites that infect humans have highly similar genomes to parasites that infect apes, a finding with possible disease-eradication consequences.

Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

The UPenn team will collect genetic information from outside patient cohorts, reorganize it in a streamlined process, and provide a database for downstream studies.

In Genome Biology this week: processing and analyzing single-cell transcriptome data, computational strategy for designing CRISRP single guide RNAs, and more.

Isoma, which launched last year, will use the funds to develop and clinically validate a molecular test for stratifying glioblastoma patients.

CRISPR Regulation

In an essay at Foreign Affairs, University of Pennsylvania researchers discuss how to best regulate CRISPR gene editing.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: population structure in Helicoverpa, AMP-activated protein kinase levels in nicotine-exposed mice, and more.

Chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing showed divergent H4K16ac histone acetylation patterns in brain samples from young, old, and AD-affected individuals.

Researchers are exploring alternative ways to return genetic testing results to grapple with the anticipated increase in testing and see a role for the web.

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Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.