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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche said this week that researchers at the Genome Institute of Singapore have developed a PCR-based approach that is used with the firm's NimbleGen arrays for sequencing the entire genome of any influenza A virus in around 24 hours. According to Roche, the method will enable faster development of diagnostics for any possible new variant and rapidly determine if a strain of DNA has become drug resistant.

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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.

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