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Just out in PLoS One, scientists from the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Italy published a paper on mapping SNPs and indels on Venter's chromosomes 17 through 22. The authors compared those to the human reference genome and found that insertions and deletions were more likely to occur in GC-rich regions.

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Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.

The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.