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In a Twitter thread, Technology Review's Antonio Regalado says that He Jiankui, the researcher who announced in November the birth of twins whose genomes he had been edited, is "doing fine" and that reports that He might be facing the death penalty are erroneous.

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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.