A Ghent University-led group turned to genome or transcriptome sequence data representing 41 different plants to look back at ancient whole genome duplication events in the angiosperm plant lineage. The researchers' analysis of genome sequences for 38 plants — and transcriptome sequences for three more — supported the notion that genome duplication took place at roughly the same time as the so-called Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction, which occurred some 66 million years ago.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.