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In Science this week, a multi-institute team presents an RNA-sequencing analysis of more than 6,700 samples spanning 29 different normal tissues from roughly 500 people, finding that somatic mutations are present in nearly every tissue in the body. The researchers developed a computational pipeline — dubbed RNA-MuTect — that can detect somatic mutations from bulk RNA-seq data, and find that macroscopic clones can be found in many normal tissues.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.