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This Week in Nature

In a paper published online in advance in Nature this week, a team led by investigators at the University of Exeter reports on a new fungal clade, which they've named "cryptomycota in anticipation of formal classification." Using environmental DNA analyses and fluorescent detection via DNA probes, coupled to phylogenetic analyses, the team found that this new clade — which is "present in numerous ecosystems including soil, freshwater and aquatic sediments" — should be placed with

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Pacific Biosciences is hosting a competition in which researchers are vying to win free sequencing for an organism with the most interesting genome.

An opinion piece appearing in Newsday likens familial DNA searches to stop-and-frisk policies.

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