In Genome Research this week, a University of Southern California team uses chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing, RNA sequencing, and other approaches to characterize binding sites and related expression patterns of ZFX — a transcription factor previously implicated in tumor growth, proliferation, and cancer outcomes — in cell lines generated from kidney, colon, prostate, and/or breast cancers.

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

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

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.