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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Researchers find that a personalized medicine approach could help people who experience pain while taking statins, New Scientist reports.

US National Science Foundation is continuing its responsible research conduct training policy despite its flaws, ScienceInsider reports.

A CRISPR-themed meeting explored how the tool could and should be used, Wired reports.

In Science this week: database of proteins' effects on cancer, targeted error correction sequencing, and more.