This Week in Science

In Science this week, a group led by Georg-August University Gottingen researchers report on new details about how long strands of DNA stay tightly bundled in replicating cells. Previous studies have shown that chromosomes' ability to condense during metaphase is related to activity at the tails of histones. The new findings show that during early mitosis, phosphorylation of a major histone protein recruits the chromosome passenger complex, which helps regulate the process.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.