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Not only does the lab mouse Mus musculus have its genome sequenced, but two labs, those of Kelly Frazer and Gary Churchill, are independently making genomic maps of the different strains to get insights into the lab mouse's evolutionary history and, perhaps, into how diseases arise in both mice and people.

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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.