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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.

The apple has traveled westward and eastward along the Silk Road, according to a new genetic analysis.

In Nature this week: GWAS data used to reposition drugs for psychiatric use, and more.

Genetic disease risk information doesn't always spur people to make healthy lifestyle changes, according to the Associated Press.

A University of California, San Diego-led team has used liquid biopsies to uncover possible treatments for patients with cancers of unknown primary.