This Week in Science

In Science this week, an international team of researchers reports on how the analysis of DNA from illegal ivory in Africa reveals two primary hotspots of elephant poaching. The investigators first sampled DNA from the dung of 1,350 elephants from 71 different locations across 29 African countries, creating a genetic map of elephant populations. They then analyzed DNA in seizures of ivory and assigned them to different specific populations.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

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.