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Researchers from the Sorbonne examined the dynamics of the sex-determining regions of seven brown algal species. Using the Saccharina japonica genome sequence along with genome and transcriptome data on six other brown algal species, the researchers found that a core set of sex-linked genes is conserved across the algae and also uncovered lineage-specific gene loss, gene gain, or gene movement affecting the UV sex chromosomes.

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Researchers have sequenced the genome of the depth-dwelling giant squid.

Prosecutors have charged a former Drexel University professor with theft for allegedly spending federal grant money on adult entertainment and other unrelated expenses, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

 

Chris Collins, a former US representative, has been sentenced to more than two years in prison in an insider trading case involving an Australian biotechnology firm, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: Trypanosoma brucei transcripts, estimate of people at risk of inherited retinal disease, and more.