This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the US, Thailand, and Cambodia search for genetic features that have helped populations of the malaria-causing parasite Plasmodium vivax continue increasing in Cambodia in face of control efforts. The team compared patterns for P. vivax and P. falciparum species in Cambodia, including genome sequences for 70 P. vivax and 80 P.

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Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies have offered to test families separated at the southern US border, but that raises ethical issues.

The New York Times reports on a project to develop a tree DNA database to uncover illegal logging.

CNBC reports that confirming a positive result from 23andMe's BRCA health report can be expensive.

In PLOS this week: links between gut microbiome and colorectal cancer mutations, targeted sequencing uncovers genetic susceptibilities to epilepsy in Koreans, and more.