This Week in Science

In Science this week, a University of California, Los Angeles-led team publishes a study showing the genetic basis for loss of flight in the Galapagos cormorant, the only bird of its species to have lost the ability to fly. The researchers studied wing and pectoral skeleton reduction in these cormorants, then sequenced the genomes of four cormorant species to identify candidate genes that may have contributed to the evolution of flightlessness.

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CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.

Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.

An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.

In Science this week: genomic analysis of ancient and modern horses indicates population turnover, and more.