This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team of researchers from across the UK publishes a study demonstrating just how much the human genome can compensate for a loss of protein-coding genes. They sequenced the genomes of 3,222 adults of Pakistani descent who had a high level of parental relatedness, which results in a large number of identical gene sets in genomes. An analysis revealed a total loss of function for 781 different protein-coding genes in 821 individuals.

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Bloomberg reports that Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics plans to offer a treatment it is developing under the "right to try" law for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In Nature this week: expansion of disease-resistance genes among long-lived oak trees, and more.

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report being able to determine age from dried bloodstains, Discover's D-brief blog reports.

A new report highlights the potential threats posed by advances in synthetic biology, NPR reports.