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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A genomic analysis of modern and ancient maize reveals a complicated domestication history, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: MYRF variant linked to congenital diaphragmatic hernia, analysis of the "dragon's blood" red resin produced by traditional medicine plants, and more.

CNBC reports that half of academic researchers leave after about five years.

Researchers have used genetic analysis to confirm a new type of salamander, the New York Times reports.