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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Food and Drug Administration this week released a Class 2 Device Recall notice on Exact Sciences' Sample Mixer v2 used to mix stool samples in a sample container as part of pre-analytic sample processing. The FDA said that Exact sent an "urgent medical device correction" letter via email on April 28 to all affected consignees. The letter identified affected products and explained the issue, and the firm said that it would correct each unit, FDA said.

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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.