This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of California and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory outline insights gleaned from a new genome assembly for the green algae Chromochloris zofingiensis, a proposed feedstock for biofuel production. Using long and short sequencing reads, coupled with optical mapping assembly, the team put together a chromosome-level genome assembly for C.

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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.

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

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

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