Another Dimension

In Futurism, Kristin Houser outlines an approach for mapping the 3D structure of the human genome.

Using "tyramide signal amplification sequencing," or TSA-Seq, she explains, a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign-led team mapped chromosomal distances from nuclear structures known as "nuclear speckles" in leukemia cells — work they reported in the Journal of Cell Biology yesterday.

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Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.

In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.

India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.

A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.