This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, a team led by Oxford University researchers reports on the genetic basis for the link between birth weight and adult disease. By combining genome-wide association data for birth weight from more than 150,000 individuals of multiple ancestries from 37 studies, the investigators found 60 genomic regions where fetal genotype was associated with birth weight.

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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.

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

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