This Week in Science

In Science Advances, a team of US and European scientists presents a new high-quality genome assembly of the donkey. Using Chicago HiRise assembly technology, the investigators achieved subchromosomal scaffolds they say are four times larger than previously published donkey assemblies.

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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.