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Howard Richman, the former vice president of Biopure, is heading to jail, reports the Associated Press. During a complaint by Securities and Exchange Commission that accused Biopure executives of misleading their investors about their synthetic blood product's chances of being approved, Richman instructed his lawyer to say that he had terminal colon cancer — which he does not have. Richman pled guilty to obstruction of justice and was sentenced to three years in prison.

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

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.

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.