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Wild jaguar

With new and available genome sequences, investigators delved into phylogenetic patterns and adaptations in lions, leopards, tigers, snow leopards, and jaguars.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: biobank for sleeping sickness research, skin microbiome of cats with allergies, and more.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: chromosomal insertion mechanisms, phylogeographic analysis of the Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, and more.

Researchers in the US and Ukraine built a microRNA-based classifier to categorize infants as affected or unaffected.

Colugo

With the help of a new draft genome assembly, researchers have found that a Southeast Asian gliding mammal called the colugo is closely related to primates. 

Researchers narrowed in on a HMGA2 gene haplotype that became more common in small-beaked medium ground finches competing for food during a drought.

The lab-on-a-drone in flight.

Researchers have demonstrated the method can be used to run rapid diagnostic assays, with the quadcopter drone's blades adapted to centrifuge spin columns.

finch

Researchers sequenced 120 finches from the Galápagos and Cocos Island to resolve bird phylogeny and explore the genetic basis of fast-evolving features.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team led by researchers from Washington University, Texas A&M University, and the University of Missouri has used comparative genomics to search for genetic signatures associated with biological and behavioral features found in the domestic cat, Felis silvestris c

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Scientists from the Texas A&M University, Baylor College of Medicine, and the University of Houston will use a $4.4 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to create a research center focused on the study of environmental health risks,

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.

China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.