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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In PLOS this week: oral microbiomes of dogs and their owners, Plasmodium vivax population structure, and more.

The American Society of Human Genetics has issued a position statement on genetic testing of children.

The White House seeks to update how biotechnology products are regulated.

Team science leads some researchers to get lost in the shuffle, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports.