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In Nucleic Acids Research this week: computational pipeline to find alternative transcription start sites, search for pathogenic mutations in Coats plus syndrome, and more.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: blood test to detect common cancers early, and more.

Salmon Diversity Lost

A genetic analysis in PLOS One finds that Chinook salmon living in the Columbia River have lost much of their genetic diversity.

Researchers are exploring the genetics of Christmas trees to make them more durable, according to Wired.

In Genome Biology this week: heritable DNA methylation in Arabidopsis, genetic networks linked to agronomical traits in soybean, and more.

The Washington State University and the University of Utah researchers said epigenetic variation may contribute to environmental adaptation in the birds.

Who Needs Sleep?

Two research teams uncover genetic variants that influence sleep, the Guardian reports.

A study of Tasmanian devil genomes suggests they are evolving resistance to devil facial tumor disease.

The partners aim to establish and conduct programs and activities in agricultural research, technology, information transfer, and economic development.  

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Antarctic midge genome appears to have jettisoned a slew of sequences from its genome during adaptation to its extreme environment, but has managed to avoid dramatic reductions in its protein-coding gene set, according to a new Nature Communications

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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.