This Week in Cell

Changes to regulatory regions of the GDF6 gene may be behind the shape of the human foot, researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology report in Cell. They traced differences in armor-plate size in stickleback fish to a cis-regulatory change in the GDF6 gene, finding that increased copies of GDF6 and higher expression levels lead to reduced armor size.

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Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.