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NEW YORK, March 18 - DeCode Genetics on Monday said it has sealed its acquisition of MediChem Life Sciences as shareholders "voted overwhelmingly" to support the stock-for-stock deal.

All other closing conditions have also been met, DeCode said.

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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.

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

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