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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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In Science this week: new single-cell RNA sequencing technique to study proliferating cells, and more.

South African researchers uncover bone cancer in an ancient hominin ancestor.

English bulldogs suffer from low genetic diversity and might have to be outbred to improve their health, according to a new study.

Theresa May tries to reassure researchers about the UK's commitment to science, New Scientist reports.