After Rockefeller University's Leslie Vosshall pleaded on Twitter for advice on developing a genetic map of mosquito DNA, a collaborative effort to assemble the Aedes aegypti genome took off, the New York Times reports.

As the Zika virus has sparks concerns, researchers have become more interested in the Ae. aegypti genome as the mosquito spreads the virus.

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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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