A group of researchers want to sequence Leonardo da Vinci's genome, Slate's Future Tense blog writes. They outline their plan to honor da Vinci, who died nearly 500 years ago, in Human Evolution.
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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.
Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.
Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.
In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.