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PredictER blogs that there's more to GINA than what's being discussed. The post points to the overlooked Title II, Section 208, Subsection (b). That part provides for a Genetic Nondiscrimination Study Commission to be enacted six years after GINA was passed. The commission will study the state of genetics, genetic discrimination, public perception, among others, and recommend any possible further legislation to Congress.

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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.