This Week in Cell

A Boston University- and US Army Research Institute of Infectious Diseases-led team presents findings from a genome sequencing analysis of the Egyptian rousette (Rousettus aegyptiacus), a bat host capable of asymptomatically carrying filoviruses such as Marburg virus. The researchers put together a 1.9 billion base draft genome assembly from short- and long-read sequences, uncovering almost 19,700 predicted protein-coding genes supported by available RNA sequence and protein data.

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.