More than 10,000 stretches of what appear to be fragments of transposons throughout the human genome may play a crucial role in embryonic development, according to Stanford's Gill Bejerano and his colleagues. This article in Scientific American includes more details.

 

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Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.

New Scientist reports that 20 percent of human and yeast proteins are uncharacterized.

The University of Zurich's Ruedi Aebersold and his colleagues analyzed a dozen HeLa cell lines to find differences in gene expression, protein levels, and more.

In Nature this week: protein-coding variants associated with body-fat distribution, and more.