This Week in Nature

Members of the Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Initiative present a detailed look at the genetic and phenotypic variability in human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). They generated, genotyped, and phenotyped 711 iPSC lines derived from 301 healthy individuals, identifying the major sources of genetic and phenotypic variation in these cells and establishing their suitability as models of complex human traits and cancer.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.