This Week in Science

In Science this week, a multi-institute team of investigators reports on their efforts to replace multiple codons genome-wide in the bacteria E. coli. The researchers aimed to reduce the number of codons in the E. coli genome to 57 from 64, and replaced more than 60,000 instances of seven codons with synonymous alternatives across all protein-coding genes.

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

A Bloomberg reporter tried to get her genetic data deleted, but found it's not so simple to do.

Johns Hopkins University's Steven Salzberg and his colleagues have come up with a new estimate for the number of human genes, Nature News reports.

In Genome Research this week: study of intra-tumor heterogeneity, workflow resources for EPIGEN-Brazil, and more.