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Beware of buzzwords when investing in a new technology, says Derek Lowe at In the Pipeline. He makes fun of an announcement released earlier this year by Primegen, saying that they used carbon nanotubes to reprogram stem cells. Though both are hot fields, they're also still very new. "So what are the odds of getting them to work together? Not as good as the odds that someone thought the combination would make a good press release, I'm afraid," he says.

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The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

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.

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.