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In a paper published online in advance this week, a team led by investigators at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis characterized "expressed mutations in highly immunogenic methylcholanthrene-induced sarcomas derived from immunodeficient Rag2−/− mice that phenotypically resemble nascent primary tumor cells" using massively parallel sequencing.

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Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.