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Researchers examine the gap in funding between researchers and research institutions, ScienceInsider reports

By sequencing two ancient dog genomes, researchers from the US and Germany suggest that dogs were domesticated in a single event, the Washington Post reports.

In Genome Research this week: population dynamics of E. coli infection, lncRNA expression changes in macaque aging, and more.

Noninvasive prenatal testing can uncover pregnancies at risk of miscarriage, New Scientist reports.