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The program was established to support the development and dissemination of functional genomic tools and techniques for genome manipulation in model organisms.

While "genomical" has not supplanted "astronomical" in the lexicon, geneticist Gene Robinson believes data scientists understand the sheer size of genomic information.

Friendly Foxes

Researchers have examined the genomes of foxes bred for tameness or aggressiveness to find a candidate gene for tameness, the Washington Post reports.

In Genome Research this week: study of intra-tumor heterogeneity, workflow resources for EPIGEN-Brazil, and more.

Two new studies used ancient and modern-day genomes to tease apart Indigenous migrations in the Americas and ancestry patterns by the first Icelandic settlers.

Africanized honey bee

Researchers identified a genetically distinct cluster of gentle Africanized honeybees in Puerto Rico, which appear to have undergone selection in recent years.

The funding will support research examining the epigenomic effects of social experiences and how they relate to health disparities.

Unsafe Feeling

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.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.