This Week in PNAS

A team from Ghent University, Dokuz Eylül University, and elsewhere present findings from a genome and transcriptome sequencing study of the wild olive tree, oleaster (Olea europaea var. sylvestris). With shotgun DNA sequence reads and RNA sequences from four wild olive tissues, the researchers put together and annotated a 1.48 billion base draft genome for oleaster, containing more than 50,000 predicted protein-coding genes.

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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.