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Still Evolving

A new paper in PNAS finds that people are still evolving, but with increased pressure on weight and decreased pressure on intelligence.

The team developed an equipment-free dipstick device using untreated cellulose-based paper to quickly collect and purify genetic material for amplification.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: gene expression catalog for sheep, viral diversity among respiratory samples from camels, and more.

A team of Australian researchers reconstructed 7,280 bacterial and 623 archaeal genomes from publicly availably metagenomic data.

The researchers identified proteins that the starfish emit when aggregating to reproduce, and could be used to create synthetic chemicals to help capture and eradicate the pest. 

Researchers described the development and testing of layered double hydroxide nanosheets as carriers for RNAi molecules in agriculture.

Researchers at Children's National Health System, Illumina, and the University of Queensland found that exome sequencing solved 42 percent of unresolved cases.

The funding will support the creation of a genomics research consortium of Australian academic and government research organizations.

Researchers from the University of Queensland reported that many independent loci contribute to genetic differences in height and body mass index across European populations.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, a Chinese-led team presented findings from a genome sequencing study of the cultivated cotton plant Gossypium arboreum, which is believed to

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A phylogenetic analysis indicates two venomous Australian spiders are more closely related than thought, the International Business Times reports.

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

In Science this week: CRISPR-based approach for recording cellular events, and more.

A new company says it will analyze customers' genes to find them a suitable date, though Smithsonian magazine says the science behind it might be shaky.