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A lead stem cell researcher has encouraged making an iPS cell bank, says a Reuters article. Last year, Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University led one of two teams that revealed how to make stem cells out of skin cells, named induced pluripotent stem cells.

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The Guardian reports that the Mammalian Genetics Unit at the Harwell Institute is to close.

Scientific research itself contributes to plastic waste and isn't very sustainable, FiveThirtyEight reports.

Restaurants in the US may soon serve AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon, according to the Associated Press.

In Science this week: three studies from the Ruminant Genome Project, and more.