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In a report published online in advance in Science this week, investigators at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their colleagues show that "insertional mutagenesis by the PiggyBac transposon can be used for cancer gene discovery in mice." In their analysis of 63 hematopoietic tumors, the team found that PiggyBac "is capable of genome-wide mutagenesis." In their screen, the Sanger Institute-led team found several cancer genes that were not identified in screens using other retrotranposo

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Researchers representing scientists and students of Chinese descent voice their concerns about recent US policies and rhetoric.

Wired reports that researchers have shown they could reprogram a DNA-based computer.

Researchers say increased diversity in genomic studies will benefit all, PBS NewsHour reports.

In Science this week: whole-genome sequencing of single sperm cells, and more.