This Week in Science

This week's Science hosts a special section of news and research on social cognition, exploring how living in groups has affected our evolution. Evolutionary anthropologists at the Max Planck have performed a wide study looking at the social cognitive skills of humans and their two closest relatives, chimpanzees and orangutans.

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A new study in JAMA finds that genetic tests might not be able to determine what diet is right for someone seeking to lose weight.

A genome-wide association study that linked common genetic variants to salivary gland carcinoma risk has been retracted, according to Retraction Watch.

Vampire bats' ability to live off blood is etched in their genomes and gut microbiomes, the Scientist reports.

In Genome Biology this week: peopling of the Sahara, epigenetic reprogramming analysis of liverwort, and more.