Japanese researchers at Meiji University in Tokyo have created the world's first fourth-generation pig in the lab, according to this news story. Cloning experiments like these could help advance medical treatments for humans since pigs are already used for some small transplant surgeries, such as heart valves. From bacon to transplant donors, GTO wonders, what's next?

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.