Pundits expect the US House of Representatives to get back to a bill endorsing broader federal funding of research using embryonic stem cells, according to this article from Scientific American. It could be voted on as early as tomorrow, with the Senate following shortly thereafter.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

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