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: new gene linked to ocular coloboma, new statistical model for interrogating gene expression networks, and more.

With a new collection, PLOS highlights negative results it has published.

A pair of researchers examines political leanings and views on genomics, finding more of a role for optimism and pessimism in people's views.

The genome of the carnivorous bladderwort is smaller than many other plant genomes, but it still holds on to important genes.