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Robin McKie at the Guardian's The Observer says that Nobel laureate Paul Nurse made his "greatest genetic insight ... courtesy of a striking and unusual source: the US Department of Homeland Security." In 2007, Nurse's application for a green card was rejected because his parents' names weren't on his birth certificate, McKie says.

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NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.

According to the Washington Post, the Biden Administration is set to make changes to federal restrictions on fetal tissue research.

In Science this week: approach to isolated trace DNA from archaic humans from sediments, and more.

Texas Monthly looks into the DNA Zoo being collected by Baylor College of Medicine researchers.