This Week in PNAS

A University of Pennsylvania-led team reports the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week that it developed a potential gene therapy for retinitis pigmentosa. The condition has been linked to more than a hundred different mutations in the rhodopsin gene, RHO. The research team combined an shRNA that targets RHO, independent of mutations in it, with a RHO replacement cDNA that is resistant to RNA interference on a single adeno-associated viral vector.

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Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.