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Researchers report that humans appear to be continuing to evolve, according to Newsweek.

The Washington State University and the University of Utah researchers said epigenetic variation may contribute to environmental adaptation in the birds.

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NPR reports that Turkish high school students will no longer study evolution.

In Nature this week: GWAS data used to reposition drugs for psychiatric use, and more.

Using thousands of genes from 90 animal species, investigators established models suggesting placental mammals diversified across the Cretaceous-to-Paleogene boundary.

In PLOS this week: Venezuelan equine encephalitis evolution and spread, Plasmodium vivax genetic diversity, and more.

The center, based in Frankfurt, is seeking to sequence more than 1,000 genomes per year, including exotic animal species.

The international team says its findings may explain the evolutionary reasons for the maintenance of coronary artery disease in human populations.

Mitochondrial and nuclear genome sequences from straight-tusked elephants indicated they were a sister lineage to African forest elephants.

In PNAS this week: statistical method for gene regulation evaluation, sea urchin gene regulatory networks, and more.

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A South African university has told the Wellcome Sanger Institute to return DNA samples it has from indigenous African communities, The Times reports.

The University of California, Berkeley's Rasmus Nielsen and Xinzhu Wei have retracted their CCR5 gene paper due to a technical artifact.

 

University of Virginia researchers are exploring a genetic risk test to gauge type 1 diabetes risk, NPR reports.

In PNAS this week: researchers compare two high-grade neuroendocrine lung cancers, height among ancient Europeans, and more.