In a paper published online in advance in Genome Research this week, researchers report their use of karyotype reconstruction across several ancestral grass species, which they say found "new mechanisms of genome shuffling as a source of plant evolution." Using paleogenomics, the team "delineated sequence intervals comprising a complete set of junction break points of orthologous regions from rice, maize, sorghum, and Brachypodium genomes" and that "the chromosome num

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.