This Week in Cell

A Swedish team introduces a transcriptional map representing various stages of human embryo development that provides clues to lineage specification and X chromosome dosage compensation. The researchers used single-cell RNA sequencing to profile the transcriptional landscape in more than 1,500 individual cells from 88 pre-implantation human embryos that spanned various stages of development, from the eight-cell stage to immediately pre-implantation.

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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.