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Wolf of a Debate

A technical comment in Science Advances argues that the data don't support a finding reported last year that eastern and red wolves are recent hybrids.

A study of Tasmanian devil genomes suggests they are evolving resistance to devil facial tumor disease.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Science Foundation has awarded $13 million to new projects to develop tools to enable researchers to better see and study the evolutionary relationships between all life on earth.

IP Roundup


Fujifilm, Johns Hopkins University, University of Idaho, Affymetrix, Life Technologies, Institute for Systems Biology, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Suntory, Luminex, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Universite de Nantes, University of Florida, Illumina

American researchers used 16S rRNA pyrosequencing to identify five main microbial community types associated with vaginas of healthy women from four ethnic groups.

A Big Team for a Big Lab


Richard Smith is one PI who asks his postdocs to check their egos at the door for the benefit of the group, but the time they spend in his lab guarantees to benefit them all as individuals.

Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.