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A Dutch famine during World War II led to life-long epigenetic changes in individuals whose mothers were pregnant with them at the time.

Researchers found methylation mediators of obesity and other metabolic features by profiling individuals born after a famine called the Dutch Hunger Winter.

A genomic analysis of ependymomas from 42 patients led to nearly 1,700 suspected super enhancers, highlighting potentially targetable genes.

Mount Sinai researchers have developed a metagenomic method based on PacBio sequencing that uses methylation patterns to identify species and their associated plasmids.

The firm has been developing several new tests that are based on its ADAPT aptamer profiling technology.

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

Many molecularly distinct subgroups emerged from a meta-analysis bringing together more than 1,000 high-grade glioma or diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma cases.

In Genome Biology this week: heritable DNA methylation in Arabidopsis, genetic networks linked to agronomical traits in soybean, and more.

Using data for 34 individuals, researchers tallied human DNA methylation variation across Yakut, Cambodian, Pathan, Mozabite, and Mayan populations.

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

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The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.