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A phylogenetic analysis finds that the rare hemimastigotes form their own supra-kingdom, CBC reports.

Of Many Minds

A survey of Canadians finds them to be divided on genetically modified food, the Ottawa Citizen reports.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

Researchers sequenced the genomes of two marine picophytoplankton isolates collected in the North Atlantic and South Pacific — work expected to lay the groundwork for a more complete understanding of plant evolution.

Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.