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$5,000? Where?

George Church recently estimated the current price of sequencing a human genome at $5,000 with it soon coming down to $1,000 and at Omics! Omics! Keith Robison wonders where those numbers come from — he asks if it is for exon resequencing or a shotgun approach and whether it includes more than the raw material.

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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.