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NEW YORK – In a pair of papers published in Nature Neuroscience on Monday, teams led by researchers at the Broad Institute and Harvard Medical School found that mosaic enhancer mutations may contribute to an individual's risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and specifically that mosaic copy number variants (mCNVs) contribute a previously unexplained component of ASD risk.

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NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.

According to the Washington Post, the Biden Administration is set to make changes to federal restrictions on fetal tissue research.

In Science this week: approach to isolated trace DNA from archaic humans from sediments, and more.

Texas Monthly looks into the DNA Zoo being collected by Baylor College of Medicine researchers.

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