Octopus Travels

Australian researchers want to use octopus DNA to tease out whether a trans-Antarctic seaway linking the Weddell and Amundsen seas was exposed during the last interglacial period, some 120,000 years ago, the Guardian writes.

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.