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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.

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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President Donald Trump announced the US would be leaving the World Health Organization, NBC News reports.

CDC head says a new analysis indicates earlier testing wouldn't have caught viral spread, NPR reports.

A study of Great Danes homes in on a genomic region linked to fearfulness.

In PLOS this week: gene expression and epigenetics of Indonesian populations, hookworm parasite secretome, and more.