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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's 2018 budget includes almost C$4 billion ($3.1 billion) in new funding for science over the next five years, a significant portion of which will go to the country's three granting councils, Nature News reports. Last year's budget contained C$1 billion in new science funding, almost none of which went to basic research.

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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.