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Scientists have been arguing about the evolutionary origins of an extinct monkeyXenothrix mcgregori, for nearly 100 years, Gizmodo reports. It lived in Jamaica for thousands of years before going extinct, and scientists first found samples of its teeth and skull in the 1920s. Since then, they've found some leg and jaw bones that have suggested some odd features, and this has caused a debate: is it a different species than any other monkey on the planet or not?

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The Guardian reports that some UK physicians are calling for increased regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic tests.

US tax agency says 23andMe's genetic health test can be claimed as a medical expense for tax purposes, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Two Democratic lawmakers argue at USA Today that independent science is under attack by the Trump Administration.

In PLOS this week: networks of genes co-expressed in depression, role of minichromosome maintenance genes in lung adenocarcinoma, and more.