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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.

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.

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.

Researchers sequenced the genomes of two African wild dogs from Kenya and South Africa to tease apart population patterns and adaptations in the endangered animal.

A sequenced variola virus isolate from the 1600s points to a relatively recent common ancestor for viruses involved in 20th century smallpox infections.

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The Wall Street Journal reports on gaps in COVID-19 testing affecting less affluent urban areas and rural locations.

According to NBC News, new SARS-CoV-2 variants are making it harder for researchers to model the course of the pandemic.

The New York Times reports that experts say President Joe Biden's goal of vaccinating 1 million people a day in the US in the next 100 days is too low a bar.

In Science this week: single-cell lineage tracing technique applied to study lung cancer metastasis, and more.