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This Week in Science

In this week's Science, an international team of researchers describes the whole-genome sequencing of mountain gorillas, revealing how the animals' shrinking population has led to inbreeding that is affecting their survival. The team sequenced blood samples collected from 13 eastern gorillas and compared their genomes of these animals with those of all four gorilla subspecies.

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In PNAS this week: variation patterns in wheat lines, regulatory variation in Capsella grandiflora, and more.

A Rockefeller University researcher is using edited ants to explore complex biological systems, the New York Times writes.

There's a heritable aspect to how much time people spend online, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Stat News reports that Joseph Gulfo is another contender for FDA commissioner.