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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This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.

Researchers find that people's genetics influence their success at university, but that it is not the only factor.

In Nature this week: approach to identify genetic variants that affect trait variability, application of read clouds to microbiome samples, and more.