This Week in Nature

The Broad Institute's Alexander Meissner and his colleagues report in a paper published online in advance in Nature this week on what they call "a unique regulatory phase of DNA methylation in the early mammalian embryo." Meissner et al.

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Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

Women with breast or ovarian cancer living in medically underserved regions of the US are less likely to get recommended BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic testing, according to a new study.

In Genome Research this week: clonal evolution analysis of acute myeloid leukemia, computational pipeline to examine relationships between bacterial pathogens, and more.

Elephants may have "re-animated" a pseudogene to help stave off cancer, according to the New York Times.