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This week's Science hosts a special section of news and research on social cognition, exploring how living in groups has affected our evolution. Evolutionary anthropologists at the Max Planck have performed a wide study looking at the social cognitive skills of humans and their two closest relatives, chimpanzees and orangutans.

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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.