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American and Russian researchers have derived embryonic stem cells from unfertilized eggs, says a news story. Though this process sidesteps the issues surrounding using stem cells from fertilized eggs, it raises concerns that parthenogenetically-derived cells might not function as normal cells do and adds its own ethical situation of getting eggs from healthy women, according to the article.

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Politico reports that the NYPD DNA database has grown since it announced it would be removing profiles from it.

Forbes reports that a structural biology lab at Oxford University studying the coronavirus was hacked.

Science reports that a Dutch research funding agency is combating a ransomware attack.

In Science this week: set of 64 haplotype assemblies from 32 individuals, and more.