This Week in Science

In this week's Science, three international research groups reported new details on epigenetic factors that trigger the development of different components of the immune system. In the first paper, a group led by Radboud University's Hendrik Stunnenberg documents various epigenetic changes that prompt monocytes to transition into different types of macrophages with distinct immune functions.

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A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

Due to privacy and lab certification questions, the planned giveaway of Orig3n testing kits at a Baltimore Ravens game was suspended.

In Cell this week: adult mesenchymal cell populations in mouse lung, genetic diversity in HPV16 and cancer risk protection, and more.