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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Three soon-to-be published studies suggest that a polymorphism in KIF6, a gene encoding a kinesin-like protein in the molecular motor family, increases the risk of coronary heart disease, Celera announced yesterday.
 
Celera subsidiary Berkeley HeartLab is developing a laboratory test, which it expects to launch in the coming months, for the gene variant.
 

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Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.

The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

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In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.