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The University of California, Berkeley's Randy Schekman slept through the Nobel announcements this year, the Guardian writes.

Schekman won the prize last year, alongside Yale University's James Rothman and Stanford University's Thomas Südhof, for their work on cell transport, an area Schekman became interested in as a researcher at UC-San Diego, after hearing a talk by George Palade, another Nobel laureate, on how cells secrete proteins.

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Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.

The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.