In an attempt to solve Charles Darwin's "abominable mystery" on the origin of flowering plants, the New York Plant Genomics Consortium has created what it is calling the most comprehensive evolutionary map of seed plants to date. The project — a long-standing collaboration between the New York Botanical Garden, the American Museum of Natural History, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and New York University — has resulted in a paper published in PLoS Genetics in December, which maps the evolution and gene structure of 150 species of plants.

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Polygamy amplified a rare genetic disease in area near Arizona-Utah border, BBC Future reports.

Simple de-identification methods can protect information in a database from attackers, a new study suggests.

Genetic ancestry testing led one woman to learn that her father and another baby boy had been switched at birth, the Washington Post reports.

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