This Week in PNAS

For a study slated to appear in the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign describe deep evolutionary conservation across genes implicated in autism spectrum disorder. The team began in somewhat unconventional places — honeybee colonies — to try to get a better handle on ASD contributors.

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.