This Week in Cell

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences report on cynomolgus macaque (Macaca fascicularis) monkeys born to surrogate mothers after somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) cloning. When the adult monkey cumulus cells were used as the DNA source for SCNT, the team achieved 22 pregnancies across 42 surrogate monkeys, though the two cloned monkey babies died of respiratory failure within three hours or 30 hours of birth.

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Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.

Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative has issued guidelines for genomic research in the region, according to Nature News.

The Associated Press reports that an ethicist predicts that prenatal diagnosis and other advances will lead to more choices being available to prospective parents.

In Genome Biology this week: approach to analyze alternative polyadenylation, algorithm to predict transcriptomic structural variations, and more.