This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the Universities of Virginia and Massachusetts present a strategy for reactivating MECP2 — the X-linked gene that undergoes loss-of-function mutation in the neurodevelopmental condition called Rett syndrome — from the inactive X chromosome in human cell lines and mouse models.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.

New Scientist reports that 20 percent of human and yeast proteins are uncharacterized.

The University of Zurich's Ruedi Aebersold and his colleagues analyzed a dozen HeLa cell lines to find differences in gene expression, protein levels, and more.

In Nature this week: protein-coding variants associated with body-fat distribution, and more.