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This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: transcriptional control enables malaria parasite to get around disease control efforts, DNA methylation patterns in the Norway spruce, and more.

Dartmouth researchers characterized 5-methylcytosine and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine marks in more than two dozen glioblastoma samples.

The company has also expanded its current Veracity NIPT to sex chromosomal aneuplodies and twin pregnancies, and plans to offer microdeletion testing next year.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: methylation in human gametes, microRNAs linked to kidney damage in lupus patients, and more.

By analyzing mutations in tumors from a broad swath of tobacco smoke-related cancer types, investigators identified more than two-dozen mutational signatures.

The DNA methylation age concept, developed by UCLA geneticist Steve Horvath, uses 353 markers obtained from Illumina methylation arrays.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: germline variants in prostate cancer risk genes, genome of a Zika virus from patient without neurological complications, and more.

London Health Sciences Center researchers published a study validating the accuracy of the method as a potential screening test for symptomatic male patients.

Through their combined genetic and epigenetic study of schizophrenia, the researchers have generated a list of genes affected by risk factors for the disease.

Using their m6A-LAIC-seq approach, researchers studied the epitranscriptome of two cell lines.

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Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.