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Sequencing six-year-old Nicholas Volker's genome identified a mutation on his X chromosome that is associated with an immune disorder and could be behind his severe inflammatory bowel disease. While this project done by Medical College of Wisconsin researchers informed Volker's physicians, it was still a research project, reports Technology Review's Emily Singer.

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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.