This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature Genetics, a team of European researchers presents a high-quality de novo assembly of the apple genome. The researchers identified a new hyper-repetitive retrotransposon sequence that was overrepresented in heterochromatic regions and estimate that a major burst of different transposable elements occurred 21 million years ago.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen also contributed to brain research, NPR reports.

The New York Times reports on the shifting interpretations of what some genetic variants mean over time.

In Cell this week: investigation of metastatic tumor evolution, more than 16,000 genetic variants introduced into the budding yeast model organism, and more.

MIT's Technology Review reports on Genentech's pursuit of personalized cancer vaccines.