This Week in Nature

In an advance, online publication of Nature this week, researchers report that microRNAs 165 and 166 differentially distribute "target mRNAs in the vascular cylinder determines xylem cell types in a dosage-dependent manner." This, the team writes, is itself mediated by the cell-to-cell movement of the transcription factors Short Root and Scarecrow.

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Even when given the option, not too many authors choose double-blinded peer-review for their manuscripts, ScienceInsider reports.

In PNAS this week: transcriptional read-through in stressed cells, genome stability role for the epigenetic regulator CTCF, and more.

The Save the Redwoods League is teaming with researchers to sequence the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.