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Nature News reports that Germany’s primary research funding agency, the DFG, aims to restrict the number of papers that researchers can list in their grant applications. Beginning in July, an applicant will only be able to include two publications closely related to their proposed project and up to five additional papers that illustrate their career. Additionally, the agency will not consider papers submitted to journals that have not yet been accepted for publication.

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Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.