This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Los Alamos National Lab researchers explore phylogenetic patterns that may appear when trying to untangle disease transmission dynamics in an epidemiological investigation. The team used a mathematical framework called coalescent theory to come up with half a dozen phylogenetic tree topologies using HIV-1 sequences from two individuals suspected of being epidemiologically linked.

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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.