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Hints from living fish and ancient fossils reveal overlap between an enamel-like skin covering called ganoine and the enamel that covers tetrapod animals' teeth.

The Lingula anatina genome sheds light on brachiopod evolution, particularly the origin of the phosphate biomineralization process it uses to make its shell.

Researchers from the University of Queensland reported that many independent loci contribute to genetic differences in height and body mass index across European populations.

Through phylogenetic and other analyses, researchers found that regional isolation drives the diversification of bacteria within the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients.

Snippets of sequence from thousands of organisms offered a look at the source of endemic populations at various elevation zones on Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu.

golden jackal, Serengeti

Sequences from golden jackals, wolves, and other canines suggest the Africa's golden jackal is not part of the same species as golden jackals in Eurasia.

Scientists found that extinctions of many species during the last glacial period coincided with periods of rapid warming.

Arnold Böcklin: Die Pest (1889)

A later change in the protease gene likely enabled the bacterium to cause the invasive infection of bubonic plague.

In Cell this week: biobank of colorectal cancer organoids, ancient wolf genome analysis, and more.

A comparative genomics approach finds that the ancestors of Eurasians likely took the northern route out of Africa through Egypt.

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NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.

According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.

A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.

In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.