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This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, the University of Edinburgh's Pamela Wiener and colleagues from the UK and the Netherlands look at genetic signatures coinciding with diversifying selection in European pigs. The team used a pig-specific Porcine60K chip to assess SNP patterns in the genomes of pigs from 13 European breeds and their wild boar cousins.

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CBC Marketplace commissions DNA testing of chicken sandwiches at Subway and other fast-food chains.

In a speech to Congress, President Donald Trump called the drug approval process at FDA "slow and burdensome."

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