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Whale of a Genome

An international team of researchers has delved into the genome of the bowheaded whale to better understand how it not only can live for 200 years, but also how it stays healthy during its long lifespan — whales develop cancer at lower rates than people do, despite their larger size.

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The Japan Times reports that researchers sequenced the genome of a woman who lived during the Jomon period.

Parents of children with rare genetic disease have to contend with shifts in the interpretation of genetic variants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In Science this week: single-nucleus RNA sequencing of brain tissue from individuals with autism, and more.