This Week in Nature

In Nature Neuroscience this week, a team of US and Canadian researchers reports the creation of a multi-omic neuroscience resource using quantitative trait locus (xQTL) analyses on a set of RNA sequence, DNA methylation, and histone acetylation data from the brains of 411 older adults. The investigators identified SNPs significantly associated with gene expression, DNA methylation, and histone modification levels — including many SNPs that influence multiple molecular features.

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In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

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