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In Science this week: genomic analysis of ancient cattle finds complex regional variation, and more.

In PLOS this week: genes that help Borrelia burgdorferi survive in ticks, CiliaCarta collection of about 1,000 suspected cilia genes, and more.

The firm aims to commercialize its platform for infectious disease testing in the US by mid to late 2019, and continues to explore additional financing options.

As part of the collaboration, Texas A&M veterinarians will send canine urine samples to LexaGene for testing on its LX6 pathogen detection instrument.

The consortium aims to identify tuberculosis protein targets and corresponding small molecule inhibitors that can be used to develop drugs to shorten therapy duration.

Wild jaguar

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

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

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. 

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The US has sent its formal notice of withdrawal from the World Health Organization, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Science reports that a draft spending bill would increase the US National Institutes of Health budget by 13 percent.

The Harvard Crimson reports that Harvard and MIT are suing the Department of Homeland Security and ICE over the new international student visa policy.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: algorithm to determine molecular sequence types and other microbial features, computational method to uncover R-loop structures, and more.