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The NYT has an article on Douglas C. Prasher, a man who was instrumental in finding the GFP gene but who didn't share the Nobel in chemistry this year, recently awarded to three scientists, for its discovery and usage as an intracellular marker. Instead, life took its turns, Prasher dropped out of science, and he now drives a courtesy van for a car dealer.

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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.