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Capturing Variance

Despite the sheer amount of information packed into the human genome, much of it is the same from person to person as BGI's CEO Ye Yin tells Wired UK. Only 0.5 percent of the genome varies between individuals, though those differences can be marked.

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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.