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Even though there are some 20,000 genes in the human genome, the same ones capture the attention of researchers over and over again, the Atlantic reports. It notes that it's not necessarily because those genes are important or interesting — though some are — but because those are the genes that could be studied with older investigation techniques.

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Nature News reports that researchers in Japan hope to soon test the use of reprogrammed stem cells to treat damaged corneas.

A new approach may help limit the number of fish that are mislabeled at markets or restaurants, according to New Scientist.

At Slate, the R Street Institute's Nila Bala discusses the privacy rights of suspects that genetic genealogy approaches in law enforcement bring up.

In PNAS this week: numerous mobile genetic elements contribute to Vibrio cholerae drug resistance, troponin I mutations in sudden infant deaths, and more.