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Because of decreased funding, postdocs in the US are having a hard time finding permanent jobs, writes Muhammad Ahmed, a postdoc at the University of Florida, writes in an opinion piece at The Scientist. Further, as PIs bend to the pressure of chasing high-impact papers and large grants, Ahmed adds that the training of postdocs often falls to the wayside.

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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.