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This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team led by Johns Hopkins University researchers reports the first synthetic eukaryotic chromosome, which was developed from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The eukaryote's genome includes 12 million nucleotides, and the scientists focused on yeast chromosome III, which contains more than 2.5 percent of those nucleotides. After using software to amend certain portions of the chromosome, the researchers built a version of it from individual nucleotides.

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In Nucleic Acids Research this week: tool to discover copy number variants, single-nucleus RNA sequencing study of myoblasts, and more.

A study of Tasmanian devil genomes suggests they are evolving resistance to devil facial tumor disease.

Theranos has withdrawn its request for emergency clearance of a Zika virus blood test, according to the Wall Street Journal.

An assistant professor who was fired from Mount Sinai School of Medicine has allegedly shot the school's dean, the New York Times reports.