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This Week in Cell

A pair of Cell studies implicated a mutation in the CLP1 gene in a newly described condition characterized by brain defects, neurodegeneration, and other symptoms. Researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine, Austrian Academy of Sciences, and elsewhere found the genetic glitch — a homozygous missense mutation in the RNA kinase-coding CLP1 gene — through exome sequencing on four individuals from families affected by an unknown neurological condition.

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An opinion piece in the New York Times urges lawmakers to keep genetic protections in place.

Research funding in Canada is to remain mostly the same, ScienceInsider reports.

In Science this week: random DNA replication errors play role in cancer, and more.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.