This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the US and Germany explore potential ties between gut microbes and bee body weight in the honeybee, Apis mellifera. The team compared everything from body weight to metabolite and transcript expression in the guts of germ-free honeybees and honeybees with typical gut microbial communities.

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.