This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team of researchers from across the UK publishes a study demonstrating just how much the human genome can compensate for a loss of protein-coding genes. They sequenced the genomes of 3,222 adults of Pakistani descent who had a high level of parental relatedness, which results in a large number of identical gene sets in genomes. An analysis revealed a total loss of function for 781 different protein-coding genes in 821 individuals.

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NPR reports that Turkish high school students will no longer study evolution.

Researchers report they sequenced and identified plant species in an "al fresco" laboratory.

An Australian team searches for genetic alterations linked to depression in hopes of developing personalized treatments, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PNAS this week: host contributors to typhoid fever risk, effects of obesity-related variants near TMEM18, and more.