In Science this week: rice gene enables plants to grow quickly in times of flooding, and more.
A search for genetic contributors to flood-tolerant rice led to a distinct version of the gibberellin biosynthesis gene SD1.
In Nature this week: the koala genome, genomic analysis of fern species, and more.
Researchers linked 15 genomic loci with loneliness and 38 loci to regular attendance at either a sports club or gym, pub or social club, or religious group.
By resequencing dozens of silkworm strains, researchers gained insights into history of the silk trade and the evolutionary changes involved in domestication.
In Nature this week: genetic loci linked to intelligence and neuroticism, and more.
The researchers also uncovered ties between the two traits and other neurological and psychological traits, such as Alzheimer's disease and depression.
In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.
This could mean that clinical boundaries between psychiatric disorders might not reflect their underlying biology, Brainstorm Consortium researchers said.
23andMe has found a possible genetic link to becoming 'hangry', according to US News & World Report.
In a commentary at eLife, Brandeis University's Eve Marder calls on researchers to value and pursue truth.
Researchers have developed a way to quickly edit white blood cells, according to the New York Times.
Education-linked genetic variants could also predict a small portion of a person's social mobility, Newsweek reports.