This Week in Nature

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Duncan Smith and Iestyn Whitehouse show that in Saccharomyces cerevisiae ligation-competent Okazaki fragments are sized according to the nucleosome repeat, and that "ligation junctions preferentially occur near nucleosome midpoints rather than in internucleosomal linker regions."

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.