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In this week's Nature Communications, a team led by University of Potsdam researchers reports the nearly complete mitochondrial genome of the South American native ungulate Macrauchenia patachonica, a member of an extinct class of animals whose unusual mix of morphological traits has puzzled scientists.

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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.