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This Week in Science

In this week's Science, researchers from Stanford University Medical Center report on how the analysis of the genomes of feral cats revealed two genes responsible for fur color and patterning on both domestic felines and their wild cheetah counterparts. Given that some house cats have coat markings similar to tigers and cheetahs, the team speculates that these features are controlled by similar genes in the different animals.

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Pacific Biosciences is hosting a competition in which researchers are vying to win free sequencing for an organism with the most interesting genome.

An opinion piece appearing in Newsday likens familial DNA searches to stop-and-frisk policies.

The San people of Africa have drawn up a code of conduct for researchers, according to the Conversation.

In Nature this week: genotypes linked to hip osteoarthritis, and more.