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A Tennessee anti-evolution bill has become law, though without the signature of the state's governor, reports The Tennessean. Evolution opponents having been pushing for bills to include "critical thinking skills," and this law reflects that current strategy, ScienceInsider adds.

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Nature News reports that researchers in Japan hope to soon test the use of reprogrammed stem cells to treat damaged corneas.

A new approach may help limit the number of fish that are mislabeled at markets or restaurants, according to New Scientist.

At Slate, the R Street Institute's Nila Bala discusses the privacy rights of suspects that genetic genealogy approaches in law enforcement bring up.

In PNAS this week: numerous mobile genetic elements contribute to Vibrio cholerae drug resistance, troponin I mutations in sudden infant deaths, and more.