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In Nature this week, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine along with their colleagues at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine report that "chromatin regulation by Brg1 underlies heart muscle development and disease." Specifically, the team shows that the chromatin-remodeling protein Brg1 "has a critical role in regulating cardiac growth, differentiation, and gene expression," and that it maintains cardiomyocytes in an embryonic state.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.