NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - A team of researchers led by the Broad Institute has published the genome sequence of the short-tailed opossum — the first marsupial genome — in today's issue of Nature.
According to the researchers, the “unique” evolutionary position of the opossum (Monodelphis domestica) could shed light not only on mammalian evolution, but on the mechanisms of evolution in general.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.

In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.