This Week in PNAS | GenomeWeb

This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the US and the UK describe altered expression of a gene that appears to contribute to anemia in individuals with myelodysplastic syndrome. Given the poor prognostic features previously linked to chromosome 7 deletions in myelodysplastic syndrome, the team scrutinized expression of a gene in that region called DOCK4.

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In Nature this week: genome-wide transcriptome analysis of brain samples from people with autism spectrum disorder, flounder genome, and more.

Researchers used T-cell transfer therapy to target mutation KRAS, according to the New York Times.

The US Senate has passed the 21st Century Cures Act, which would provide a funding boost at NIH while overhauling FDA policies.

Bloomberg reports that President-elect Donald Trump is considering Jim O'Neill for Food and Drug Administration commissioner.