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In Science this week, members of the Ruminant Genome Project (RGP) publish three studies presenting the initiative's first findings. In one paper, researchers generate and analyze de novo assembled genomes of 44 ruminant species, representing all six Ruminantia families. They use the genomes to create a time-calibrated phylogenic tree of the animals, resolving the evolutionary history of many ruminant genera.

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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.