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From Dog to Dog

Researchers characterize and trace the origins of a transmissible dog cancer, Wired reports.

In Science this week: genomic basis of how fish evolutionary adapted to humans, modified stem cells show promise in animal models for treating hemoglobin disorders, and more.

Researchers used exome sequences on almost 550 canine transmissible venereal tumors to estimate their origin, global spread, and evolution.

A new study finds that the human microbiome might be largely sterile.

The grant recipients will receive up to $5 million each and are led by scientists at institutions including Harvard Medical School and the Cleveland Clinic.

Using brain samples from individuals with or without multiple sclerosis, researchers detected declining projection neuron levels and related immune cell shifts.

With RNA sequence data on thousands of individual lung cells, researchers fleshed out new and known cell clusters, before digging into cell state and cellular interaction changes in asthma.

BBC News reports on genome sequencing of ill children to uncover genetic alterations.

Ah, Feel Full Now

People reports that researchers have uncovered genetic variants that lead people to always feel full.

Two Retractions

Retraction Watch reports that two researchers had both a Science and a Nature paper retracted last week.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.