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In Science, researchers from Newcastle University report new details on the termination of transcription. Although much is known about the initial phase of transcription by RNA polymerase III, how the process stops has been less clear. The investigators show that the extensive structure of Pol III-synthesized transcripts controls the release of elongation complexes at the ends of genes.

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In PNAS this week: map of UV-induced damage in yeast genome, comparative epigenomics uncovers plant lacking key DNA methyltransferase enzyme, and more.

Researchers kick off their second Queer in STEM survey to examine what can make STEM careers welcoming, Wired reports.

A startup company is offering a test to analyze soil samples from farms for pathogens.

Prosecutors seek to introduce evidence from low-template DNA analysis in a murder case in upstate New York, the New York Times reports.