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This Week in PLoS

The Medical Research Council's Paul Burgoyne led a team that used transgenic mice and microarrays to find a gene that contributes to the post-meiotic silencing of genes on the long arm of the mouse Y chromosome MSYq, information that "is crucial for postmeiotic repression of the sex chromosomes and for sperm differentiation." With mice made to produce siRNAs targeting the MSYq gene Sycp3-like Y-linked, or Sly, they found that less Sly expression led to mice with "major sperm differen

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The Wall Street Journal reports that National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins' response to contamination concerns at the agency might have delayed care.

The final revision of the Common Rule doesn't include the proposed change requiring consent for leftover biospecimens.

The first Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology papers show mixed results.

In Nature this week: mobile phone-based targeted DNA sequencing, and more.