The Texas Board of Education has voted to alter its standards on teaching evolution, the Associated Press reports.
The effectiveness of gene drives will likely be dampened by evolution, Nature News reports.
The sweep became more common in Anopheles funestus mosquitoes in Malawi and Mozambique after increased vector control efforts.
The new sequences also uncovered two new gene families likely involved in Plasmodium malariae's ability to invade host cells.
Analysis of a gene associated with basal progenitor cell expansions in the brain suggests a single splice site change led to human-specific forms of the gene transcript.
Modern humans' population size has enabled weakly deleterious Neanderthal genes to be removed from the human genome, UC Davis researchers found.
Researchers from the US and Germany assembled the genome of the small nocturnal primate and found a number of unusual insertions, including a complete mitochondrial genome.
By focusing on sequences that have diverged rapidly in humans, researchers identified regulatory sequences suspected of affecting neural processes.
A genomic look at estrogen receptor-positive tumors before and after neoadjuvant aromatase inhibitor therapy suggests ongoing molecular monitoring may be needed.
New research shows early man's use of fire may have triggered mutations that contributed to human evolution.
In PNAS this week: diatom genetic diversity, microfluidic droplet method for single-cell screening, and more.
Scientific publishers are looking into whether artificial intelligence can help the peer-review process, Wired reports.
Researchers are using gene editing to develop more robust livestock and crops, AFP reports.
Researchers rally near the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Boston.