This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, a multi-national research team reports on the sequencing and analysis of the elephant shark genome, providing insights into bone formation and the immune systems in jawed vertebrates, also known as gnathostomes. These animals can be divided into those with skeletons of bone or of cartilage.

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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.