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In this week's Science, an international research team reports new data on how rabbits in Europe and Australia rapidly developed genetic resistance to the myxoma virus, a pathogen that is deadly to the animals — although benign to their American counterparts — and was released in the 1950s in an effort to curb growing rabbit populations.

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Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.