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Japanese researchers performed quantitative trait loci analysis on more than 1,000 mice to look for the mechanism behind prepulse inhibition, which is decreased in schizophrenia. Of the candidate genes, FABP7-deficient mice had a decreased prepulse inhibition, a shorter startle response latency, and had a greater effect on male mice.

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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.