This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature Communications, a group of British researchers publishes a study examining epigenetic contributors to the development of type 1 diabetes to better understand environmental influencers of the disease. The team studied a group of identical twins where one had type I diabetes and one did not, identifying a number of changes in the epigenome of the diabetics including ones associated with the regulation of immune cell function.

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The apple has traveled westward and eastward along the Silk Road, according to a new genetic analysis.

In Nature this week: GWAS data used to reposition drugs for psychiatric use, and more.

Genetic disease risk information doesn't always spur people to make healthy lifestyle changes, according to the Associated Press.

A University of California, San Diego-led team has used liquid biopsies to uncover possible treatments for patients with cancers of unknown primary.