This Week in Science

In Science this week, researchers from Peking University report that they've genetically modifying a live influenza virus so that it was capable of stimulating an immune response, but unable to replicate in healthy cells. Specifically, the team expanded the virus' genome to include a premature termination codon, giving it full infectivity, but making it unable to replicate in conventional cells.

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

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.

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

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