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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team led by researchers at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine has identified altered immune protein expression patterns in pregnant women infected with Zika virus.

According to the scientists, these patterns could be useful as biomarkers for identifying pregnant women likely to have been infected with Zia whose babies may be at risk of developing Zika-linked abnormalities.

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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.

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