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We're Slightly Jealous

Following on the success of its DragonflyTV program, PBS has started a SciGirls show to "empower your girls to ask questions, communicate, and encourage one another. Under the Microscope's Sam Lemonick is impressed and, though not the demographic being targeted, enjoyed the show. "Their model is a good one. The show is shot in a documentary style and charts the girls' movement through the steps of the scientific method," Lemonick writes. "The camera follows the girls through their joy and frustration, and sometimes pulls one aside for an individual reflection as they move along."

The Scan

Genome Sequences Reveal Range Mutations in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Researchers in Nature Genetics detect somatic mutation variation across iPSCs generated from blood or skin fibroblast cell sources, along with selection for BCOR gene mutations.

Researchers Reprogram Plant Roots With Synthetic Genetic Circuit Strategy

Root gene expression was altered with the help of genetic circuits built around a series of synthetic transcriptional regulators in the Nicotiana benthamiana plant in a Science paper.

Infectious Disease Tracking Study Compares Genome Sequencing Approaches

Researchers in BMC Genomics see advantages for capture-based Illumina sequencing and amplicon-based sequencing on the Nanopore instrument, depending on the situation or samples available.

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.