This Week in PNAS

In the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Harvard University and Genia Technologies' George Church leads a team presenting a single-molecule sequencing strategy built around a polymerase enzyme and alpha-hemolysin-based nanopore inserted into a lipid bilayer.

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Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.