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At his Personal Genome blog, Jason Bobe has a post on what it's going to take to make people willing to get their genome sequenced and then share the data. His "roadmap to willingness" has three parts: to succeed, he writes, "personal genomics needs to be cheap (feasible), useful (desirable), and safe (viable)." Where all three of those components can be found together, he says, there's a good chance for personal genomics to take off.

 

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Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.

The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.