This Week in Nature

A consortium has finished a draft sequence of the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) genome, revealing that the unique creature has elements of both reptilian and mammalian genomes. The semi-aquatic monotreme “occupies a lonely twig at the end of a sparse branch of the vertebrate evolutionary tree,” a news article writes.

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Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.