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In PLOS Genetics this week, a University of Chicago-led team searches for genetic factors influencing inorganic arsenic metabolism and toxicity in a population from Bangladesh with potential exposure to the carcinogen through contaminated drinking water. The researchers used exome arrays to search for non-synonymous alterations influencing arsenic metabolism in 1,660

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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.