A pair of papers in Nature from researchers at Japan's Riken Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston report on a new technique for generating embryonic-like stem cells that some researchers are calling a "paradigm-changer."
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The New York City medical examiner is overseeing an effort to identify missing persons using DNA, according to the Associated Press.
Nobel laureate Günter Blobel has died at 81, the New York Times reports.
In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.
A phylogenetic analysis indicates two venomous Australian spiders are more closely related than thought, the International Business Times reports.