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In PNAS this week: C2CD4A gene involved in insulin secretion, chromosome rearrangements in recurring S. aureus infections, and more.

The NAM, NAS, and Royal Society have formed a commission to develop a framework on the proper use of genome editing, and convened its first meeting in Washington, DC, this week.

In PNAS this week: mathematical model of metastatic seeding, mitochondrial mutation effects, and more.

Geisinger and UPenn researchers found that Titin truncations revealed by exome sequencing increased DCM risk in those with European but not with African ancestry.

Researchers used Mission Bio's Tapestri assay to identify and monitor the evolution of cancer mutations in acute myeloid leukemia in response to targeted treatment.

In Genome Biology this week: archaic gene flow into sub-Saharan African populations, a de novo transcriptome assembler, and more.

Wired reports that "organs on a chip" are among the cargo to be delivered to the International Space Station.

Researchers used genomic approaches to delve into the cleft lip and palate-related functions of a transcription factor called p63, identifying key enhancer and chromatin interactions.

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania examined how natural variation within olfactory receptor genes affects how people perceive smells.

In PLOS this week: antibiotic resistance patterns in Escherichia coli, a dozen genetic loci tied to varicose vein risk, and more.

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A new analysis finds that nearly half the late-stage clinical trials sponsored by a US National Cancer Institute program influence patient care.

Technology Review reports that sickle cell patients are optimistic about gene editing to treat their disease, but are worried about how available it will be.

The owner of the GEDmatch website tells CBS12 he is considering charging law enforcement a fee to use the site.

In Nature this week: babies born by caesarean section are more likely to have altered gut microbiota profiles, and more.