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In this week's Science, a group of Harvard investigators presents a new method for measuring genome-wide expression at a cellular resolution. Called Slide-seq, the technique involves transferring RNA from tissue sections onto a surface covered in DNA-barcoded beads with known positions, which allows the locations of the RNA to be inferred by sequencing.

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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.