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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A University of California, Los Angeles-led team has found turning off the CCR5 gene could improve recovery after a stroke, according to Scientific American.

South Dakota lawmakers are to weigh a bill aimed at teaching the strengths and weaknesses of scientific concepts, the Associated Press and KEVN-Black Hills Fox report.

In Science this week: the synthetic genetic system hachimoji, and more.

Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.