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In PLOS Genetics, researchers from Australia's Monash University explore the process of genetic compensation in zebrafish model organisms with mutations affecting a highly conserved skeletal actin component gene implicated in a neuromuscular condition called nemaline myopathy in humans. Using PCR analyses and other approaches, the team tracked expression in zebrafish carrying actc1b gene mutations generated by chemical mutagenesis.

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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.