NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team led by researchers at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine has identified altered immune protein expression patterns in pregnant women infected with Zika virus.

According to the scientists, these patterns could be useful as biomarkers for identifying pregnant women likely to have been infected with Zia whose babies may be at risk of developing Zika-linked abnormalities.

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.

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