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A new children's book from NIH discusses the "trials and triumphs of NIH's youngest researchers," according to a press release. The name of the book, The Rocket Boys of NIH: How NIH Gives Health and Hope to Kids and the World, comes from a grant request the NIH received 52 years ago from 9-year-old Terence Boylan who wanted $10 to build a rocket ship with 14-year old Bruce Cook -- Boylan and Cook received their money. "Can you imagine what a thrill it was," Boylan says in a statement.

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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.