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With Pacific Biosciences sequencing, researchers found DNA N6-methyladenine modifications in the human genome and noted a role for it in tumorigenesis.

In an epigenome-wide association study of depression, the researchers tied DNA methylation to disease symptoms and suggested a role for axon guidance disruption.

Patients whose tumors had methylated MGMT promoters were more likely to survive than those that did not after combination treatment with radiotherapy and temozolomide.

Researchers examined DNA methylation and chromatin accessibility in preimplantation embryos using single-cell chromatin overall omic-scale landscape sequencing.

In Genome Research this week, mismatch repair deficiency in C. elegans, retracing transcriptions start site evolution in the human genome, and more. 

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.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.