This Week in PNAS

In the early, online version of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from China and the US describe de novo NUS1 mutations that appear to contribute to Parkinson's disease risk in individuals of Han Chinese ancestry. Using exome sequencing, the team assessed 39 individuals with early-onset Parkinson's disease, along with their parents and 20 of their unaffected siblings.

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.