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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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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.

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

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

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