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DNA, Skin Protector

A sunscreen that includes a dose of DNA might be able to protect the skin from sun damage, Harper's Bazaar reports. It adds that the DNA-based sunscreen appears to get better at protecting the skin the longer it's in the sun and might not have to be re-applied that often.

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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.