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Stem cell researchers Chad Cowan, Douglas Melton, and Alan Trounson joined Jeanne Loring in issuing statements against the University of Wisconsin's three human stem cell patents, says a Science news story.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.