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This Week in Science

In this week's Science, an international team led by investigators at the UK's Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology shows that "genetic information can be stored in and recovered from six alternative genetic polymers — xeno-nucleic acids, or XNAs, which are not found in nature.

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Pacific Biosciences is hosting a competition in which researchers are vying to win free sequencing for an organism with the most interesting genome.

An opinion piece appearing in Newsday likens familial DNA searches to stop-and-frisk policies.

The San people of Africa have drawn up a code of conduct for researchers, according to the Conversation.

In Nature this week: genotypes linked to hip osteoarthritis, and more.