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This Week in Nature

Nature, of course, has its own take on Venter's genome, saying that its publication presents new biological insights since previous sequencing efforts did not differentiate between chromosomal copies. The news story points to a finding that will disappoint some Venter critics --  he has four repeated sequences in front of his MAOA gene, not the three that would indicate a tendency toward antisocial behavior.

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An opinion piece in the New York Times urges lawmakers to keep genetic protections in place.

Research funding in Canada is to remain mostly the same, ScienceInsider reports.

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.