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With long-read sequencing, mapping, and other approaches, researchers assembled a high-quality genome for Aedes aegypti, a notorious infectious disease vector.

Based on the results, RAB10 could be a promising therapeutic target for the prevention of Alzheimer's.

Researchers applied a SNP heritability model called LDAK to genetic data for a range of human traits, uncovering relatively high levels of variance explained by SNPs.

A pair of papers has linked mutations in the DCC gene to agenesis of the corpus callosum as well as to a new syndrome.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: AKT1 mutations in pulmonary sclerosing hemangioma, genomic study of hyper-virulence in Campylobacter jejuni, and more.

A mutation uncovered in a Belgian family through genetic analysis disrupts pyrin protein regulation to lead to an autoinflammatory disease.

An autosomal dominant form of vibratory urticaria has been linked to a missense mutation in the ADGRE2 gene that appears to affect mast cell function and inflammation.

The team built on a previous approach that used single-cell sequencing to screen for chromosomal abnormalities in embryos from couples undergoing IVF.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: locus linked to non-syndromic hearing loss, phylogenetic relationships of Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates, and more.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: missense variant linked to form of primary open-angle glaucoma, sapovirus genome sequence, and more.

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Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.