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In Science this week, investigators at the Whitehead Institute show that adult pluripotent stem cells called clonogenic neoblasts "underlie the remarkable regenerative abilities of planarians." All dividing cNeoblasts, the authors write, express the smedwi-1 gene and "display [a] broad differentiation capacity." Further, in its functional analysis, the Whitehead team found that transplanting single cNeoblasts into lethally irradiated hosts restored their regeneration.

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Oil made from gene-edited soybeans is already in use, according to the Associated Press.

USA Today reports that Department of Veterans Affairs is teaming up with Sanford Health to provide veterans with genetic testing.

Mother Jones reports there are few regulations overseeing the use of genetic genealogy by law enforcement.

In Science this week: analysis of ancient DNA recovered from Iberian populations, and more.