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At Bitesize Bio, Rob offers tips for performing restriction digests. "Restriction digests are simple. But underestimate them at your peril," says Rob. Before running your screen, you should make a list of the available enzymes (avoid "unfriendly" ones) and identify restriction sites in both the insert and vector. He also offers a checklist of reasons the screen might have gone wrong.

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Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.

The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.