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A team of researchers announced its first draft of the genome of Rhodnius prolixus, a vector of Chagas disease transmission, reports SciDev.Net. Chagas disease is caused by a parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi, that is transmitted by triatomine bugs like R. prolixus. "We chose R.

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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.

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

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

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