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The genome of the carnivorous bladderwort is smaller than many other plant genomes, but it still holds on to important genes.

In Science this week: gene linked to expansion of the human neocortex, and more.

Two research groups concluded that a one-pulse model for Neanderthal-human mixing does not explain present ancestry patterns in East Asians. 

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Researchers sequenced 120 finches from the Galápagos and Cocos Island to resolve bird phylogeny and explore the genetic basis of fast-evolving features.

Researchers used histone marks associated with active promotors or enhancers to explore regulatory element evolution in 20 diverse mammalian species.

Killer whale, walrus, manatee, and bottlenose dolphin sequences suggest convergent molecular evolution often occurs independent of shared phenotypic adaptations.

The team tracked down several hundred SNPs in the Ebola genome, including mutations that could alter the effectiveness of treatments targeting certain virus sequences.

Using a combination of genotyping and sequencing, an international team traces the history of a Mycobacterium tuberculosis lineage and its links to drug resistance.

The paper describes a method of identifying genetic markers for reconstructing the phylogeny of the Penstemon genus from low coverage WGS data.

Genome sequences from ancient horses that lived thousands of years before domestication are serving as a resource for studying the domestication process. 

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Holden Thorp is to be the new editor-in-chief of Science and its related journals.

A genetic analysis of salmon scales collected over the course of a century points to a sharp decline in the number of fish returning each year to river in British Columbia, CBC reports.

Adelaide University has suspended the head of an ancient DNA lab as its investigation of workplace bullying continues, Australia's ABC News reports.

In PNAS this week: gene expression profiles of adipocyte subtypes, computational approach for improving plant expressome analysis, and more.