This Week in Science

In this week's issue of Science, Swiss scientists checked into how the Hox genes might be regulated by epigenetics. They showed that the temporal, colinear activation of these developmentally important genes is "closely associated" with progressive chromatin changes.

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.