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Researchers established a high-quality version of the five-pacer viper genome and used it to take a wider look at snake relationships and adaptations. 

Researchers analyzed cytosine methylation profiles for 34 angiosperm plants, considering methylation levels and distribution across flowering plant families.

By focusing on sequences that have diverged rapidly in humans, researchers identified regulatory sequences suspected of affecting neural processes.

Members of the Genome 10K Consortium sequenced the genome of the ocean sunfish, Mola mola, comparing it to sequences from pufferfish and other related species.

Using a sixth century sample from Germany, researchers reconstructed a high-coverage genome sequence for the Yersinia pestis strain involved in the Justinian plague. 

Mountain chickadee

Researchers used thousands of conserved sequences for more than 100 songbird species to reconstruct their diversification and historical expansion route.

A comparative genomics study suggests ants with obligate mutualist relationships to plants may have higher rates of molecular evolution than generalist ants.


With the help of a new draft genome assembly, researchers have found that a Southeast Asian gliding mammal called the colugo is closely related to primates. 

A comparative genomic study identified human-specific duplications at a chromosome 16p11.2 region implicated in autism and other conditions.

Researchers detected a split between domestic dogs in East Asia and Western Eurasia that happened long after archeology suggests domestication took place.


Kuwait says it will alter its law requiring citizens and visitors to provide DNA samples, New Scientist reports.

In Science this week: convergent evolution in bird hemoglobin, and more.

The Wall Street Journal speaks with patients affected by questionable test results from Theranos.

Researchers link variants in TACR3 to hot flashes during menopause, Live Science reports.