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In the early online edition of PNAS this week, scientists have used a screening technique to find a dual role for the methyltransferase G9a in regulating β-globin transcription. Led by senior author, Marjorie Brand at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, they used a proteomics screen to identify G9a as an interacting partner of the hematopoietic activator NF-E2, and that G9a is recruited to the β-globin locus by this partner.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

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