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This Week in Science

In Science this week, a team from the University of Sussex describe their identification of small open reading frames, or smORFs, that encode peptides that regulate calcium transport in the Drosophila heart — suggesting that such peptides should not be neglected in genomic studies. A previous report showed that peptides as short as 11 amino acids are translated and provide "essential functions" during insect development.

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Intelligence officials in the US have added gene editing to a list of weapons of mass destruction.

In Cell this week: characterization of functional genomic features in breast cancer cell lines, epigenetic pattern linked to obesity, and more.

President Obama's proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 includes an increase for NIH, but seeks some of it as mandatory funding.

Sure Genomics begins to offer direct-to-consumer genome sequencing for $2,500.