This Week in Cell

The skin cancer melanoma is characterized by a dip in 5-hydroxymethylation at cytosine nucleotides across the genome, according to a study in the September 14th issue of Cell. Researchers from the US, China, and Australia used several approaches to show that primary and metastatic melanoma samples have unusually low levels of 5-hmC methylation compared with normal melanocyte cells or benign skin growths.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.