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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.

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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.

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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.

Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.