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In PLOS Genetics, Colorado State University researchers report on results from a yeast genetic screen for sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation. Using randomly mutagenized yeast libraries missing the usual copy of a yeast prion protein called Sup35, the team searched for amino acid residues prompting the accumulation or breakdown of aggregation-prone, prion-like domain models from Sup35 and/or two human proteins.

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Researchers representing scientists and students of Chinese descent voice their concerns about recent US policies and rhetoric.

Wired reports that researchers have shown they could reprogram a DNA-based computer.

Researchers say increased diversity in genomic studies will benefit all, PBS NewsHour reports.

In Science this week: whole-genome sequencing of single sperm cells, and more.