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An article in Tech Review covers a new screening approach that the Broad is trying out to screen drugs that affect leukemic stem cells. Instead of just screening the cells, they've added surrounding, or stromal, cells to the mix. "Cancer cells don't exist in isolation," says Kimberly Hartwell, a research fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital, who helped lead the project.

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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.