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Mountain chickadee

Researchers used thousands of conserved sequences for more than 100 songbird species to reconstruct their diversification and historical expansion route.

Genomic, transcriptomic, and phylogenetic data suggest a group of microscopic parasites within the cnidarian lineage has undergone extensive body plan streamlining.

The partners will collaborate on pediatric oncology research, with a goal of earning an NCI designation of Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The NCRR funding will fund clinical and translational science centers and partnerships centered at five universities.

NHGRI's rare diseases program will partner with The University of Kansas and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to speed up therapeutic development.

According to unaudited, pro forma data, Panomics would have added $10.7 million to Affy's total revenues for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2008, and $11 million to the company's top line in fiscal year 2007.

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.