This Week in Science

In Science this week, a team of Swiss and German researchers report new details about the regulation of Hox genes, which are clustered together in the genome and control body shape and limb development. In the study, the researchers show that during mouse limb development, Hox genes are transcribed in two waves, the first controlling arm and forearm development and the second responsible for digit formation.

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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.