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French researchers and science labor unions are protesting a proposed restructuring of the National Center for Scientific Research that would create eight new institutes. Opponents say that is tantamount to dismantling the scientific body, but proponents say it will lead to an institute to unify the life sciences in France.

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Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.

The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.