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Misha Angrist, science editor at the Duke University Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, is one of the first 10 subjects chosen for George Church's Personal Genome Project. Dubbing himself "Genome Boy," Angrist has taken it upon himself to blog the process, starting off with why he chose to volunteer. (He says getting to work with George was definitely part of it. Hey, if GTO could hang out with George Church all day, we'd be getting our collective genome sequenced, too.)

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

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.

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.