This Week in PNAS

A study of phylogenetic and population genetic patterns in mouse lemurs gives insight into geographic change in Madagascar, according to a paper appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week. Madagascar is currently marked by rainforests in the east and dry deciduous forests, separated by a grassland savanna that's thought to have been created by human activity.

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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.