University of Paris

The Rise of the Cat

Ancient DNA analysis gives insight into cat domestication and movements around the world.

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An effort to develop a Massachusetts Institute of Technology-like university outside of Paris is faltering, according to Nature News.

Researchers plan to develop a device that supports nucleic acid sequencing and protein sequencing using plasmonic nanostructures.

Using data from more than 800 colorectal cancer samples, researchers concluded that features in the microenvironment may protect against metastasis.

Camembert

Genome sequencing on Penicillim roqueforti, P. camemberti, and related fungi point to a role for horizontal gene transfer in fungal 'domestication' for cheese production.

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David Silver, Jan Bouten

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David Silver joins Transfer Technology International's SAB

The New York City medical examiner is overseeing an effort to identify missing persons using DNA, according to the Associated Press.

Nobel laureate Günter Blobel has died at 81, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.

Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.