evolutionary biology

The center, based in Frankfurt, is seeking to sequence more than 1,000 genomes per year, including exotic animal species.

Mitochondrial and nuclear genome sequences from straight-tusked elephants indicated they were a sister lineage to African forest elephants.

Where in the Family?

Sequencing could help resolve Homo naledi's spot on the hominid family tree, but Jennifer Raff writes at the Guardian that its DNA has been hard to find.

For Darwin

A US lawmaker introduces largely symbolic legislation to honor Charles Darwin, the Associated Press reports.

Though they face challenges in sample collection, data analysis and storage, and funding, the EBP researchers are optimistic they will succeed.

Researchers studying Timema stick insects found that small genetic changes over time due to selective mating could be how individual species evolve.

The Texas Board of Education has voted to alter its standards on teaching evolution, the Associated Press reports.

Researchers suspect Denisovan-like sequences may reflect adaptive introgression of sequences related to brown fat development and cold adaptation.

By analyzing hundreds of rabies virus genomes from isolates collected over 65 years, researchers characterized evolutionary features in two main RABV groups.

The tiger tail seahorse genome was sequenced, assembled, and analyzed with an eye to understanding the creature's unusual traits relative to other fish.

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Helix customers can purchase apps that interpret different aspects of their genome, Technology Review reports.

The New York Times reports that a number of companies and research institutes are pursuing gene therapies.

Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.

In PLOS this week: vaginal microbiome composition, population patterns of Chagas-carrying Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, and more.