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In this week's issue of Science, Miyuki Sato and Ken Sato from Gunma University in Japan report that autophagy is necessary for the removal of the paternal mitochondria genome in C. elegans. "Autophagosomes engulf paternal mitochondria, resulting in their lysosomal degradation during early embryogenesis," Sato and Sato write, adding that that gives rise to the maternal inheritance of mitochondria.

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The US has sent its formal notice of withdrawal from the World Health Organization, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Science reports that a draft spending bill would increase the US National Institutes of Health budget by 13 percent.

The Harvard Crimson reports that Harvard and MIT are suing the Department of Homeland Security and ICE over the new international student visa policy.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: algorithm to determine molecular sequence types and other microbial features, computational method to uncover R-loop structures, and more.