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The Scientist chats with Elaine Mardis, George Church, Andy Gnirke, Hanlee Ji, and Jonathan and Christine Seidman about their preferred methods to fractionate DNA bound for exon sequencing or genome partitioning in next-gen sequencers. Church uses padlock probes while the Seidmans prefer surface capture-based hybridization.

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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.