Researchers examine the genetic makeup of dogs at animal shelters in Arizona and California and how well that matches with what breeds shelters say a dog may be.
Using omics and other data, researchers performed network analyses that pointed to interactions between human herpesviruses and other Alzheimer's disease risk factors.
A study finds that male science students have higher opinions of their abilities than female students earning the same grade, the New York Times reports.
In PLOS this week: ramifications of sexual recombination in bacteria, Mycobacterium leprae genome sequences, and more.
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority aims to produce at least two US Food and Drug Administration-cleared tests.
In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.
A lawyer and a scientist say the best result in the CRISPR patent fight would be narrow patents that prevent anyone from controlling downstream innovation.
The researchers also found fixed variants in the tortoise genome linked to the immune system, which may help manage the health of the threatened species.
New data from Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, along with other recent research, suggests that surface proteins can be used to isolate cancer-specific exosomes to detect the presence of a tumor.
Researchers showed it could differentiate pancreatic cancer cases from controls with high sensitivity, and believe it could work similarly for other cancers or in infectious disease.
This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.
The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.
Researchers find that people's genetics influence their success at university, but that it is not the only factor.
In Nature this week: approach to identify genetic variants that affect trait variability, application of read clouds to microbiome samples, and more.