This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, three separate research teams publish studies that collectively analyzed nearly 200 Zika virus genomes, providing insights into the emergence and spread of the disease. In one paper, a Scripps Research Institute-led team sequenced 39 new Zika virus genomes from infected patients and mosquito vectors, then tracked infections with the virus from its first detection in Miami.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.