This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, researchers from Decode Genetics, part of Amgen, report data linking parental age, particularly paternal age, with new genetic mutations in offspring. The team performed whole-genome sequencing on more than 14,000 Icelanders — including roughly 1,500 people and their parents, as well as at least one child of 225 of these individuals — and uncovered 108,778 high-quality de novo mutations.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.