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An article in the Economist details the theory that a small worm-like creature was a common ancestor to both the insect-mollusk-worm lineage as well as the vertebrate lineage. Scientists have used protein interaction data to trace the evolutionary biology, according to the article.

 

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Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.