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This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.

LabCorp will be able to develop and commercialize the test for patients with an elevated PSA to determine their risk of having clinically significant prostate cancer.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: ties between complex traits and autozygosity, salt tolerance markers in the Chinese rose, and more.

Most modern American dogs share little to no ancestry with the native, pre-European contact American dogs, but a transmissible cancer is closely related.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: method to uncover natural products from fungus, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: genomic responses in drug-treated malaria parasites, characterization of marine sponge's bacterial symbionts, and more.

Analysis of ancient DNA from mummies known as the Two Brothers finds they are half-brothers, according to Science News.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: circular RNAs in infantile hemangiomas, pathogenic mutations in Alzheimer's disease, and more.

Ancient Wanderlust

The movements of women likely spread culture and ideas during the Stone and Bronze Ages, the International Business Times reports.

Investigators identified ties between autism spectrum disorder and mitochondrial haplogroups in mtDNA variant data from nearly 1,000 ASD-affected families.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.