Vol 354, Issue 6319
Breakthrough of the Year 2016
Science has named the detection of gravitational waves as the Breakthrough of the Year. The discovery fulfilled a 100-year-old prediction by Albert Einstein and foreshadows a new way to eavesdrop on the most violent events in the cosmos.
Science's picks for Areas to watch in 2017 are human embryo research, Zika vaccine trials, the search for Planet Nine, and the impacts on research of the U.S. election and "Brexit" vote.
This Week in Science
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Mice and humans exploit the epithelial-mesenchymal circuitry in different ways to direct sweat gland or hair follicle generation.
- Distribution and clinical impact of functional variants in 50,726 whole-exome sequences from the DiscovEHR study
More than 50,000 exomes, coupled with electronic health records, inform on medically relevant genetic variants.
Genomic screening can prompt the diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia patients, the majority of whom are receiving inadequate lipid-lowering therapy.
Boron nitride, often considered unreactive, can be a highly active and selective catalyst for propane oxidation to propene.
Redundant proteases mediate the formation of a peptide signal for the abscission of floral organs in Arabidopsis.
- Erratum for the Report “Local modulation of human brain responses by circadian rhythmicity and sleep debt” by V. Muto, M. Jaspar, C. Meyer, C. Kussé, S. L. Chellappa, C. Degueldre, E. Balteau, A. Shaffii-Le Bourdiec, A. Luxen, B. Middleton, S. N. Archer, C. Phillips, F. Collette, G. Vandewalle, D.-J. Dijk, P. Maquet