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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.

In PNAS this week: genetic hints of adaptive evolution in Atlantic herring, ancestry of ancient individuals from the Pacific Northwest, and more.

Cephalopods with complex hunting, behavioral, and social behavior seem to adjust post-transcriptional processes to adapt to changing environments.

Two manuscript pages handwritten by Charles Darwin are going on the auction block, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Researchers sequenced and analyzed 169 Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains from people with and without HIV infections.

Though they face challenges in sample collection, data analysis and storage, and funding, the EBP researchers are optimistic they will succeed.

Mutation and expression patterns in longitudinal, multifocal, and solitary tumor samples suggest glioblastoma follows a multiverse model of evolution.

Advantage, But Risk

Yale researchers find that autism risk-linked genes are also associated with increased cognitive ability, according to the Independent.

Researchers studying Timema stick insects found that small genetic changes over time due to selective mating could be how individual species evolve.

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President Donald Trump announced the US would be leaving the World Health Organization, NBC News reports.

A study of Great Danes homes in on a genomic region linked to fearfulness.

CDC head says a new analysis indicates earlier testing wouldn't have caught viral spread, NPR reports.

In PLOS this week: gene expression and epigenetics of Indonesian populations, hookworm parasite secretome, and more.