Measuring biodiversity in any given ecosystem has traditionally started with a count of the existing species. But according to Nature News, researchers like Emmett Duffy, director of the Smithsonian Institution's Tennenbaum Marine Observatories, are starting to think that truly measuring the biodiversity of an ecosystem should involve looking at the diversity of total functional traits present, rather than just counting species.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.