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In PLOS Genetics, researchers from the US and Uruguay consider features found in the common liver fluke, Fasciola hepatica, using genome sequencing and comparative genomics. The team generated a reference genome sequence for a liver fluke isolated from a sheep in Oregon that was also infected with Neorickettsia bacteria resembling those behind Sennetsu fever and Potomac horse fever. With the 1.14 billion base genome, re-sequenced genomes for F.

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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.