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By sequencing ancient and contemporary indigenous individuals from Canada's Pacific Coast, researchers uncovered clues to a post-colonization population bottleneck.

Researchers sequenced the genomes of both animals to learn how the two related species evolved to have two very different body shapes and physiologies.  

A CRIPSR-Cas9-edited mushroom falls outside US Department of Agriculture regulations, Nature News reports.

The researchers will use a new humanized mouse model to obtain genetic information at different life stages of the parasite.

Nina Fedoroff discussed the past, history, and future of genetic modification in discussion of technologies needed to meet needs of the expanding human population.

Using genome sequences from two woolly mammoths and three Asian elephants, researchers narrowed in on derived alleles with potential roles in woolly mammoth traits and adaptations.

The team is developing software that it claims will be able to reconstruct larger genomes de novo more scalably and efficiently than current methods.

The results indicated that patients homozygous for alleles at four of the five loci have between 30 and 300 percent better pulmonary response to gluccocorticoids.

Ritchie will lead efforts to mine thousands of electronic health records and sequence datasets to advance personalized medicine and improve health.

Researchers from eight organizations will use the grant to evaluate the use of NGS with the goal of implementing the technology into working crime laboratories.


In PNAS this week: variation patterns in wheat lines, regulatory variation in Capsella grandiflora, and more.

A Rockefeller University researcher is using edited ants to explore complex biological systems, the New York Times writes.

There's a heritable aspect to how much time people spend online, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Stat News reports that Joseph Gulfo is another contender for FDA commissioner.