Robert Califf, the new US Food and Drug Administration commissioner, says that the agency needs to work with industry groups so that it keeps up with what's going on in the field, Stat News reports.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

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