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The Burnham Institute's Adam Godzik is the senior author on a paper appearing this week in PLoS Biology that attempted to map the "dark matter of protein space," or uncharacterized proteins with domains of unknown function of which there are about 2,200 families.

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Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.