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This Week in PNAS

An international team led by investigators in France outlines efforts to sequence and characterize the genome of the red algal species Chondrus crispus, commonly called Irish moss — a member of a lineage descended from the first photosynthetic eukaryotes formed through endosymbiosis. After using Sanger sequencing to tackle a C. crispus sample grown from material collected in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, in the 1980s, the researchers delved into the 105 million-base-pair genome sequence, identifying 9,600 or so predicted protein-coding genes.

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In Science this week: certain genes repressed during memory formation, analysis of genomes from single neurons, and more.

NASA plans to test whether DNA sequencing studies can be conducted in microgravity.

Congress passes a continuing resolution to keep the US federal government funded through mid-December.

The Human Genome Project was launched 25 years ago, and at Nature, Francis Collins, James Watson, and Eric Green look back at the lessons learned.