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Danish researchers link the expression of three genes to being obese, but metabolically healthy, the Guardian reports.

Sea of Shark DNA

Researchers are studying a whale shark population by isolating its DNA from ocean water samples, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Bowhead whale tail

University of Copenhagen researchers sequenced midden samples from various Greenland cultures to better understand their diets.

A University of Copenhagen-led team found that regions with high levels of human activity harbor lower levels of amphibian genetic diversity.

Researchers used metagenomic sequencing to profile gut microbial genes in pigs from three countries, representing hundreds of animals across 17 breeds.

The New York Times profiles the University of Copenhagen's Eske Willerslev.

Horses in Kazakhstan

Ancient genomes for 2,300 to 4,000 year-old horses are offering a genetic look at features found partway through domestication.

University of Copenhagen researchers will examine the possibility of using next-generation sequencing to reconstruct the genomes of ancient and extinct species.

Eurasian brown bear

Stool and blood samples from 16 Eurasian brown bears revealed gut microbial components and metabolite patterns the vary hibernating and active bears.

Yakutian horse

Horses in the Siberian Far East appear to have been introduced by the Yakut population within the last several hundred years, adapting to the environment since then.

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In PLOS this week: genetic study of breast cancer in Egyptian families, mutations linked to cleft lip and palate, and more.

Council Bluffs, Iowa, schools are encouraging more girls to pursue STEM courses, according to the Associated Press.

Because of new open-access requirements, Gates Foundation-funded researchers can't publish in some top journals, Nature News reports.

In Science this week: deletion of one microRNA allows pluripotent stem cells to form embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, and more.