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This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a Johns Hopkins University- and University of Iowa-led team describes a genome engineering scheme centered on a modified version of the piggyBac transposase enzyme and its corresponding transposon, which were used in combination with zinc finger proteins in the proof-of-principle study.

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This week in Nature: Researchers describe the adaptation of organisms to environmental changes, while another study provides new insights into pig domestication.

The blog Sartorial Science seeks to challenge the stereotype of scientists as frumpy, messy, clueless dressers.

While one researcher says cloning the mammoth may be decades away, if successful, it may lead to a theme park of species that would no longer be extinct.

DNA Sequencing is being used by researchers in California to survey fish and marine life as part of a conservation effort.