This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the University of Wisconsin at Madison's David Schwartz and colleagues present findings from a proof-of-principle study of multiple myeloma that used optical mapping and whole-genome sequencing to characterize tumor samples taken from the same individual over time. Along with structural variants in the tumor genome at each time point, the team detected a rise in tumor mutations as the cancer progressed.

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Labs in the US and South Korea are hoping to bring the woolly mammoth back from beyond extinction, Newsweek writes.

Geneticist Adam Rutherford speaks with National Geographic about paleogenetics, race, and more.

Researchers link genetic links between education and smoking and longevity.

In PNAS this week: influence of gene environment interactions on polygenic traits, epigenetic features affecting fruit fly foraging, and more.