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In this week's Science, Miami-based artist Xavier Cortada describes his recent participartory art installation, Sequentia, in which he "invited 400 museum visitors to help synthesize a DNA molecule" based on postcards they selected at random "depicting one of the four nucleotide paintings and attached them along the exhibit's wall." Kalai Mathee's group at Florida International University then synthesized the

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Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.