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Just in time for Thanksgiving in the US, Science publishes the maize genome and related papers. In a Perspectives piece, Catherine Feuillet and Kellye Eversole write that the results of this work will affect plant breeding and "will open the floodgates for genome sequencing and genome-enabled breeding of other economically important crops such as wheat, barley, or pine whose larger and more complex genomes have long been viewed as making these plants 'unapproachable.'"

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In Science this week: deletion of one microRNA allows pluripotent stem cells to form embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, and more.

Arizona is planning to sue Theranos for "deceptive acts" and misrepresentations of its "capabilities and operation."

If confirmed as Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Tom Price says he will divest himself of certain holdings, according to Stat News.

Oliver Smithies, who won the Nobel Prize in 2007, has died, the New York Times reports.