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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.

Maintenance treatment with Clovis' rucaparib may be a more tolerable maintenance therapy than chemo in platinum-responsive patients with mutations in BRCA1/2 or PALB2.

Researchers identified a handful of microbes associated with spontaneous preterm birth, and highlighted host immune protein levels with potential ties to the condition.

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A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.

A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.

An Australian mother's conviction in the deaths of her children may be re-examined after finding that two of the children carried a cardiac arrhythmia-linked gene variant.

In Science this week: comparative analysis of sex differences in mammal gene expression, and more.