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In Science this week, an international research team led by investigators at Indiana University report a draft sequence for the microcrustacean Daphnia pulex genome, "which is only 200 megabases and contains at least 30,907 genes." The team shows that tandem gene clusters generate the high gene count, and that "more than a third of Daphnia's genes have no detectable homologs in any other available proteome, and the most amplified gene families are specific to the Daphnia

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Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.