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A survey finds that women of color feel unsafe working in the sciences because of both their race and gender, according to Buzzfeed News.

Mitochondrial and nuclear genome sequences from straight-tusked elephants indicated they were a sister lineage to African forest elephants.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: genetic hints of adaptive evolution in Atlantic herring, ancestry of ancient individuals from the Pacific Northwest, and more.

The method quantifies structural variations in an allele-specific manner, providing an integrative way to study complex SVs and copy number alterations. 

The supercomputer was used to identify genomic variants in some 300 deeply sequenced human samples for use in a planned bead-array-based genotyping chip.

New genome assemblies for three cultivated or wild pineapple plants, together with re-sequenced hybrids, enabled an analysis of pineapple biology and history.

The funds will support efforts to develop novel data compression strategies for handling various kinds of genomic data.

The genome editing nucleases slide and hop along double-stranded DNA to find and bind to their target sequence.

Birds appear to have rapidly evolved around the time of the mass extinction 66 million years ago that included the dinosaurs.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – De novo, non-inherited mutations may explain a subset of congenital heart disease cases, a Nature study suggests.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.