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In Nature this week, an international research team publishes the first high-quality reference genome for quinoa. They specifically sequenced the genome of a Chilean coastal variety of quinoa along with the genomes of additional Chenopodium species to better understand the crop's genetic diversity and genomic evolution.

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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.