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The genomes of two hemichordate worms served as fodder for comparisons that provide a look at the shared ancestor of animals in the deuterostome super-phylum.

An online poll has named On the Origin of Species the most influential academic book.

The organizations will use genomics to further research in evolution, ecology, agriculture and aquaculture, and science education and popularization.

Researchers have sequenced the genome of a 4,500-year-old man from southern Ethiopia and examined West Eurasian admixture in African populations.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of 200 bird species, and more.

In Genome Research this week: vervet genome, tandem repeats affect gene expression in great apes, and more.

In PNAS this week: Plasmodium knowlesi population structure, 'pre-adaptations' in algal ancestors of land plants, and more.

A proteomic and phylogenomic analysis places viruses on a universal tree of life and suggests that they evolved in parallel with modern cells.

Przewalski's horse, Mongolia.

Domestic and Przewalski's horse genomes reveal species-specific sequences, captive breeding effects, and insights into conserving the last of the wild horses.

In Nature this week: tooth enamel origins, new blood pressure-linked loci, and more.

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ScienceInsider reports that rude and unprofessional paper reviewers are common and can have harmful effects.

The US Senate has confirmed Stephen Hahn as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, according to the New York Times.

CNBC reports Apple is partnering with Color Genomics to offer its employees free DNA screening for disease.

In Science this week: researchers use CRISPR tool to find gut microbiome molecules involved in immunity, and more.