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In PLoS One, researchers used genome-wide miRNA expression profiling on human embryonic stem cells to find several miRNAs that are involved in the differentiation process. Lentiviral induction of several liver-specific miRNAs, including miR-122 and miR-192, caused increased endodermal gene expression.

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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.