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Recent studies on phylogeny and evolution suggest that the tree of life may have a fourth branch. Some of this evidence, says Carl Zimmer at The Loom, comes from a newly-discovered group of viruses, called "giant viruses" because they are about a hundred times bigger than typical viruses and can have more than 1,000 genes.

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NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.

According to the Washington Post, the Biden Administration is set to make changes to federal restrictions on fetal tissue research.

In Science this week: approach to isolated trace DNA from archaic humans from sediments, and more.

Texas Monthly looks into the DNA Zoo being collected by Baylor College of Medicine researchers.