This Week in PNAS

In the early, online version of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international team led by investigators in Denmark describes optical mapping and whole-genome sequencing experiments on individual cells using a single-cell DNA extraction strategy based on microfluidic or nanofluidic chips.

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.