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This Week in Science

In Science this week: environmental DNA can help in studies of marine animals, and more.

With integrated data for thousands of TCGA tumors, teams explored cancer subtypes, searched for prognostic insights, began mapping immune cell interactions, and more.

New ancient DNA studies have revealed female-biased migrations into Bavaria during the Middle Ages and more ancient Neolithic farmer expansions into Iberia.

Researchers studying pigmentation in KhoeSan individuals found that more genes are involved in determining skin tone than previous studies had determined.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: transcriptional read-through in stressed cells, genome stability role for the epigenetic regulator CTCF, and more.

Puppies' Past

By sequencing two ancient dog genomes, researchers from the US and Germany suggest that dogs were domesticated in a single event, the Washington Post reports.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A research team spread across four universities has netted a $1.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study bats to uncover the genetic, developmental, and anatomical basis of natural selection for their unique sensory structures.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Science Foundation has awarded $13 million to new projects to develop tools to enable researchers to better see and study the evolutionary relationships between all life on earth.

By sequencing the genome of the phytoplankton Aureococcus anophagefferens and using metaproteomics to identify competing algal species, researchers have learned more about the genes that lend a competitive advantage to the species during brown tides.

CSHL's alliance with Stony Brook (NY) University and Brookhaven National Laboratory would specialize in advancing research in four specialties on which the institutions have focused: cancer research, neuroscience, quantitative biology, and biofuels.

Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.