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At evolgen, a blogger sums up recent research on sexually antagonistic genes. Several papers look across species, from human, mouse, and fruit fly, at the effect of X-linked copies of genes -- genes from the X-chromosome that are duplicated and appear on autosomes and are expressed in a biased fashion in male- and female-specific tissues.

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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.