This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Chinese University of Hong Kong's Dennis Lo and colleagues consider the performance of "second generation" non-invasive fetal genome analyses, done using deep haploid sequencing of maternal plasma DNA to better detect de novo mutations in the fetus.

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This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.

Researchers find that people's genetics influence their success at university, but that it is not the only factor.

In Nature this week: approach to identify genetic variants that affect trait variability, application of read clouds to microbiome samples, and more.