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A Texas-led team examined the phylogenetic trees of gut bacteria from humans, chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas, and found they largely reflect their hosts.

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.

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Reuters reports that Germany is seeking to sequence 5 percent of patient samples that test positive for SARS-CoV-2.

23andMe and Medscape say primary care physicians are increasingly more comfortable with discussing direct-to-consumer genetic testing results.

The publisher of the Science family of journals will allow some authors to place peer-reviewed versions of their papers into publicly accessible repositories.

In Science this week: analysis of genome-wide association studies of chronic kidney disease, and more.