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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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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.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.