How many genes are needed to sustain an organism? As Carl Zimmer notes in the New York Times that number may be surprisingly small and, ultimately, irrelevant.
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The Kansas City Star examines issues surrounding newborn genome sequencing.
Researchers say their Research Resource Identifier citation format is catching on, Nature News reports.
In Science this week: the Human Silencing Hub protein complex, and more.
Heads of various research funding agencies discuss how to encourage scientific breakthroughs, ScienceInsider reports.