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As techniques become more refined, researchers are increasingly able to separate, amplify, and analyze DNA from single cells, though there are still technical hurdles.

"People are becoming very interested in what is the variation from cell to cell," the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's Nicholas Navin tells Nature News.

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In PNAS this week: Akt3 amplification in glioma progression, Tibetan Plateau frog genome, and more.

The US Supreme Court has declined to review a decision involving the use of "inadvertently shed" DNA in a police investigation and subsequent conviction.

A panel at the New York Times discusses anonymity and privacy of users of 23andMe's services when access to its database is offered for research.

National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins appears before a House subcommittee to discuss his agency's budget request.