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evolutionary biology

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.

A new study suggests that teaching secondary school students genetics before evolution bolsters their understanding of evolution.

Where in the Family?

Sequencing could help resolve Homo naledi's spot on the hominid family tree, but Jennifer Raff writes at the Guardian that its DNA has been hard to find.

New bills have been introduced across the US that aim to alter science education standards, according to Nature News.

For Darwin

A US lawmaker introduces largely symbolic legislation to honor Charles Darwin, the Associated Press reports.

Bacteria living inside human, chimp, gorilla, and monkey lice appear to have evolved alongside the parasitic pests.

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Master's and doctoral students in the UK call on funding groups to extend their grants for the duration of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Guardian reports.

Squid can make edits to their RNA within the cytoplasm of their axons, Science News reports.

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is putting $25 million toward COVID-19 treatment research, according to the Verge.

In Science this week: researchers engineer version of Cas9 that is nearly PAM-less, and more.