This Week in Cell

In Cell this week, a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research takes a look at DNA methylation marks that differ by parent-of-origin in developing or adult mice. The researchers used a fluorescent reporter system to follow methylation from an imprinted promoter at the chromosome 12 locus Dlk-Dio3 in mouse embryos and adult mice.

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Researchers are refining a tool to predict a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, according to the Guardian.

According to Stat News, the partial government shutdown in the US could soon affect the ability of the Food and Drug Administration to review new drugs.

In PNAS this week: gypsy moth genome sequenced, phylogenomic analysis of Polyneopterans, and more.

CNN reports that people's genes tend to have a greater influence on their risk of developing disease than their environment, but it varies by phenotype.