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Gizmodo reports that researchers have linked a genetic variant to the screw-like tail of bulldogs and some terriers.

There are some deep divisions between the three main databases, some due to competitive pressures and others because of the nature of metabolomics.

Dual Challenges

The Washington Post reports on uncertainties facing gene-edited livestock endeavors.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.

The two papers published today in Science and Cell have implications for both forensics and genetic research.

The program was established to support the development and dissemination of functional genomic tools and techniques for genome manipulation in model organisms.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.

Researchers showed, retrospectively, that using a cutoff of 16 circulating DNA mutations they could identify patients who were more likely to respond to immunotherapy.

The multi-year cow genomics project aims to improve genetic selection and identify functional elements in the cow's genome.

NBC News reports on the Earth BioGenome Project, which aims to sequence all eukaryotic life on Earth.

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Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.

A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: new accurate quantification by sequencing approach, CNV breakpoints in Plasmodium falciparum, and more.