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As part of its effort to update its civil code, China is considering a regulation that would protect human genes and embryos, Nature News reports. It adds that under this draft regulation, research on genes in embryos or adults that cause them harm would be considered a violation of their rights.

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The chief executive of the National Health Service in England is to call for tumor-agnostic drugs to be "fast-tracked," according to the Times.

Researchers in Australia are sequencing the Wollemi pine tree to try to protect it from extinction, Australia's ABC News reports.

Computerworld ranks Illumina as one of the top midsize organizations to work at in IT.

In Genome Research this week: links between biological aging and mutations affecting epigenetic regulators; long-read sequencing-based strategy to map chromatin accessibility; and more.