This Week in Nature

HHMI researcher Vivian Cheung led a study that looked at gene expression differences among people in response to exposure to radiation. In performing genetic linkage and association studies to map regulators of different gene expression phenotypes, the researchers found that for more than 1,200 of these, there was linkage to a specific chromosome region and that nearly all of the regulators are trans-acting. Their work was published in early online.

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Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.

A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: new accurate quantification by sequencing approach, CNV breakpoints in Plasmodium falciparum, and more.