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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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Nature News reports that researchers in Japan hope to soon test the use of reprogrammed stem cells to treat damaged corneas.

A new approach may help limit the number of fish that are mislabeled at markets or restaurants, according to New Scientist.

At Slate, the R Street Institute's Nila Bala discusses the privacy rights of suspects that genetic genealogy approaches in law enforcement bring up.

In PNAS this week: numerous mobile genetic elements contribute to Vibrio cholerae drug resistance, troponin I mutations in sudden infant deaths, and more.