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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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The New York Times Magazine examines gender discrimination at the Salk Institute.

Science reports that MD Anderson Cancer Center has dismissed three researchers over foreign tie concerns.

A second death in gene therapy trial for type 1 spinal muscular atrophy is under investigation, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: antibiotic resistance patterns in Escherichia coli, a dozen genetic loci tied to varicose vein risk, and more.