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Researchers at Wake Forest University have turned common office technology into a cell-printing machine, reports Scientific American's Jesse Emspak. The team used the concept behind the desktop printer to create a "bioprinter," which distributes cells instead of ink, and could be used to create skin grafts for burns or scar tissue. The printer uses an off-the-shelf print head connected to test tubes loaded with different cell types, Emspak says.

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A new Trump executive order about "free inquiry" on college campuses may threaten $35 billion-worth of federal research funding, reports Ars Technica.

As we enter conference season, Nature News asks why graduate students and postdocs are sometimes forced to choose between paying the rent and paying to attend important meetings.

A new analysis says that a 2018 study claiming to show biparental mtDNA inheritance has several flaws.

In PNAS this week: a genome sequence analysis of Crucihimalaya himalaica, multicellularity and fruiting body development in mushroom-forming fungi, and more.