This Week in Nature

In the current issue of Nature, scientists at the Broad Institute, among others, looked at the evolution of pathogenicity in six Candida species and compared these and related pathogens and non-pathogens. They found that large genomic tracts are homozygous in three diploid species and, surprisingly, key components of the mating and meiosis pathways are missing from several species, they write.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.