What to do if you're looking for signs of life in an alien world, but those life forms aren't DNA based? A genome sequencer, of course.

That's what scientists at the recent Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, as well as a paper in press in Astrobiology, says, Science reports.

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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.

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