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In Science this week, an international research team led by investigators at the New York University School of Medicine reports that the "overall elongation rate of transcription is tightly controlled by the rate of translation," and that there is an inverse correlation between the rate of transcription and the number of rare codons in a gene.

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Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.