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A group of statisticians are pushing to abolish the notion of 'statistical significance,' NPR reports.

They instead are asking scientists to cope with having uncertainty. "Uncertainty is present always," Ron Wasserstein, the executive director of the American Statistical Association, tells NPR. "That's part of science. So rather than trying to dance around it, we [should] accept it."

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The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

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.

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.