This Week in PNAS

Researchers from China and the US explore sepsis-related copy number changes involving the DEFA1/ DEFA3 genes, which code for human neutrophil peptide alpha-defensins. Following an earlier genetic association study that revealed copy number upticks in sepsis-prone patients from a Han Chinese population, the team turned to transgenic mouse models to compare sepsis susceptibility in mice with higher or lower DEFA1/ DEFA3 copy numbers in their neutrophil white blood cells.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.