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This Week in Science

In Science this week, a team of Australian and New Zealand researchers report data showing that the evolution of flightless birds was not as straightforward as previously thought. It has long been believed that large, flightless ratite birds evolved into various species after the supercontinent Godwana split — a theory that implies that the ostrich and the extinct elephant bird are the oldest ratite lineages.

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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.