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MIT President Susan Hockfield has some advice for the young women of today: "If young women want to help invent the future — and change lives and change societies — there's no better way to do it than through science and engineering." In an interview with the Huffington Post's Matthew Dakotah, Hockfield credits the generations of women scientists who came before her with the advances being made by women in science today.

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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.