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

Horses in Kazakhstan

Ancient genomes for 2,300 to 4,000 year-old horses are offering a genetic look at features found partway through domestication.

University of Copenhagen researchers will examine the possibility of using next-generation sequencing to reconstruct the genomes of ancient and extinct species.

RNA sequence data suggests genes used for defense, wound healing, and other processes in typical plants facilitate the Venus flytrap's carnivorous lifestyle.

Ebola virus genomes from a post-epidemic flare-up last June showed relatively low genetic divergence compared with related strains from the broader outbreak.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: genomic analysis of Galapagos Island finches, and more.

Researchers narrowed in on a HMGA2 gene haplotype that became more common in small-beaked medium ground finches competing for food during a drought.

Atlantic salmon

An international team explored the evolutionary history of salmonid fish using a new, high-quality genome sequence for the Atlantic salmon.

Not 'Just a Theory'

At the New York Times, Carl Zimmer explains what a scientific theory is.

Researchers have found that an anti-viral enzyme has generated clusters of mutations that have affected the evolution of hominid genomes.

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University of Idaho researchers model the scientific discovery process to examine the link between reproducibility and scientific truth.

A bill passed by a US House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee would give scientific agencies including the National Science Foundation boosts in funding.

Relocating USDA agencies outside of Washington, DC, may make them less effective, critics of the move tell NPR.

In PLOS this week: genes that help Borrelia burgdorferi survive in ticks, CiliaCarta collection of about 1,000 suspected cilia genes, and more.