This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of Oregon, Hunter College, Harvard University, and elsewhere explore potential ties between immunity and growth patterns in children from the Shuar tribe, an indigenous forager-horticulturalist population in Amazonian regions of Ecuador.

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A genomic analysis of modern and ancient maize reveals a complicated domestication history, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: MYRF variant linked to congenital diaphragmatic hernia, analysis of the "dragon's blood" red resin produced by traditional medicine plants, and more.

CNBC reports that half of academic researchers leave after about five years.

Researchers have used genetic analysis to confirm a new type of salamander, the New York Times reports.