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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A study by researchers at Northwestern University sheds new light on how the plague bacterium Yersinia pestis evolved from a less pathogenic ancestor to a vicious killer.

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Researchers tie a variant in ADAMTS3 to breathing difficulties in dissimilar dog breeds, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

Parents of children with rare genetic disease have to contend with shifts in the interpretation of genetic variants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The Japan Times reports that researchers sequenced the genome of a woman who lived during the Jomon period.

In Science this week: single-nucleus RNA sequencing of brain tissue from individuals with autism, and more.