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Researchers in the UK suggest that they've made a discovery that could change the way illnesses like the common cold and the flu are treated, according to BBC News. In an advance online publication in PNAS this week, the team purports to show that antibodies can pass into cells and fight viruses from within, as opposed to only blocking viruses outside of the cell as was previously thought.

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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.