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In news, Science discusses the impact of President Obama's executive order that lifts federal stem cell research restrictions. The order will encourage more scientists to perform hES cell research, though others say with the advent of iPS cells, the move may have "value as primarily symbolic." Obama has given NIH 120 days to come up with guidelines for hES cell use.

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Polygamy amplified a rare genetic disease in area near Arizona-Utah border, BBC Future reports.

Genetic ancestry testing led one woman to learn that her father and another baby boy had been switched at birth, the Washington Post reports.

Simple de-identification methods can protect information in a database from attackers, a new study suggests.

In Science this week: approach to visualize chromatin structure in nuclei, and more.