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Researchers at the University of Vermont have discovered two new red blood cell proteins that indicate the existence of two new blood types, reports Popular Science's Dan Nosowitz. The study, published recently in Nature Genetics, describes the blood types — called Junior and Langereis — which are prevalent in East Asia, particularly Japan, Nosowitz says.

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Nature News reports that researchers in Japan hope to soon test the use of reprogrammed stem cells to treat damaged corneas.

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At Slate, the R Street Institute's Nila Bala discusses the privacy rights of suspects that genetic genealogy approaches in law enforcement bring up.

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