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This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.

Whitehead Institute researchers were able to restore nearly full FMR1 expression in a fragile X syndrome iPSC cell line.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genetic variants associated with HIV infection risk, protein biomarkers of schistosomiasis, and more.

Bursts of Activity

The NASA Twins Study says being in space leads to altered DNA methylation and expression, Space.com reports.

The firm has not published validation studies for the test, but new data last week has provided more support for the methylation-based method at its heart.

Bioage Labs now intends to set up an internal laboratory to experiment with different compounds, while building out its team.

The Washington State University and the University of Utah researchers said epigenetic variation may contribute to environmental adaptation in the birds.

The firm is approaching launch of its lung cancer test with new sales hires planned, but saw its Q2 net loss miss the consensus Wall Street estimate.

A new analysis hints that adenocarcinomas or squamous cell carcinomas may have certain overlapping expression patterns, regardless of the tissue of origin.

In Genome Biology this week: dynamics of sex-determining regions in brown algae, genome-engineering software tool, and more.

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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.