This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a group of Japanese scientists identify a gene that enables certain rice varieties to grow taller rapidly in response to rising floodwaters. Performing a genome-wide association study using a range of rice varieties, the researchers found that when deepwater rice varieties are submerged,  they amplify a signaling relay in which the gene SD1 is transcriptionally activated and increases synthesis of gibberellins — compounds that promote internode elongation.

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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.