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In this week's Nature, a team of British scientists publishes a genomic analysis of European ash trees (Fraxinus excelsior), providing clues as to why the British variant of these trees may be less susceptible to a fungal disease — called ash dieback — currently affecting much of the species. The team sequenced the genomes of one British ash tree and 37 others from throughout Europe, then compared the findings to the DNA sequences of 10 other plant species.

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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.