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In PLOS Biology, researchers from Nanjing University and the University of Bath propose mutation rate differences between longer- and shorter-lived plant tissues. The team did genome sequencing on more than 750 tissue samples from plants from eight species, demonstrating that root tissues tend to have more pronounced mutation rates than corresponding shoot tissues — at least in the perennial plant species tested.

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The Guardian reports that the Mammalian Genetics Unit at the Harwell Institute is to close.

Scientific research itself contributes to plastic waste and isn't very sustainable, FiveThirtyEight reports.

Restaurants in the US may soon serve AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon, according to the Associated Press.

In Science this week: three studies from the Ruminant Genome Project, and more.