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  • From the Science Policy Blog

    ScienceInsider reported this week that the first cancer vaccine will soon hit the market in the United States and the U.S. National Institutes of Health has approved four stem cell lines, among other stories.

  • The Genome of the Western Clawed Frog Xenopus tropicalis

    Assembly, annotation, and analysis of the frog genome compares gene content and synteny with the human and chicken genomes.

  • Analysis of Genetic Inheritance in a Family Quartet by Whole-Genome Sequencing

    Genomic sequencing of an entire family reveals the rate of spontaneous mutations in humans and identifies disease genes.

  • Mutations in DCC Cause Congenital Mirror Movements

    Humans who display involuntary symmetrical limb movements carry mutations in a gene required for nerve growth across the midline.

  • DNA Returned to Tribe, Raising Questions About Consent

    After a 6-year legal battle, Arizona State University has now agreed to return more than 100 DNA samples to the Havasupai, a tiny tribe of Native Americans who charged that their DNA had been collected by university researchers without proper consent, and pay $700,000, among other concessions.

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