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The project represents the UK portion of a broader initiative to sequence the genomes of all 1.5 million known animals, plants, protozoa, and fungi.

Researchers documented population structure, ancestry patterns, trait associations, and more with variants found in the genomes of more than 6,400 Ugandans.

The number of technologies to be assessed is vast, and ranges from liquid biopsies and molecular imaging to immunohistochemistry and RNA-seq.

Just Another Diet

Washington Post columnist writes that she is skeptical about DNA-based diets.

Researchers from Wellcome Sanger Institute and elsewhere found that the immune landscape of the kidney is zoned to counter dominant immunological challenges.

Using 350 human genomes from different populations, the two centers plan to develop a multi-genome reference sequence that is as complete as possible.

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.

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Gene editing could be an issue competitive sports need to address soon, four researchers from Arizona State University write at Slate.

A genetic alteration appears to increase heart failure risk among people of African descent, according to the Washington Post.

In his look back at the past decade, BuzzFeed News' Peter Aldhous writes that direct-to-consumer genetic testing has led to "Facebook for genes."

In Nature this week: genetic "clock" that can predict the lifespans of vertebrates, new assembler called wtdbg2, and more.