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In the lowlands of South Carolina there is a breed of small dog, found in the wild and domesticated, that may open a window into how dogs co-evolved with humans, and the routes they took together as they spread around the globe, the New York Times says.

The Carolina dog is a pointy-eared, smallish, pack-hunting animal with a distinctive mask and a wolf-like snout, giving them a roughly similar appearance to the Dingo of Australia.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

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