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The Texas Board of Education has voted to alter its standards on teaching evolution, the Associated Press reports.

The effectiveness of gene drives will likely be dampened by evolution, Nature News reports.

The sweep became more common in Anopheles funestus mosquitoes in Malawi and Mozambique after increased vector control efforts.

The new sequences also uncovered two new gene families likely involved in Plasmodium malariae's ability to invade host cells.

Researchers suspect Denisovan-like sequences may reflect adaptive introgression of sequences related to brown fat development and cold adaptation.

By analyzing hundreds of rabies virus genomes from isolates collected over 65 years, researchers characterized evolutionary features in two main RABV groups.

The tiger tail seahorse genome was sequenced, assembled, and analyzed with an eye to understanding the creature's unusual traits relative to other fish.

Researchers sequenced the genomes of two African wild dogs from Kenya and South Africa to tease apart population patterns and adaptations in the endangered animal.

A sequenced variola virus isolate from the 1600s points to a relatively recent common ancestor for viruses involved in 20th century smallpox infections.

Analysis of a gene associated with basal progenitor cell expansions in the brain suggests a single splice site change led to human-specific forms of the gene transcript.

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Researchers tie a variant in ADAMTS3 to breathing difficulties in dissimilar dog breeds, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Japan Times reports that researchers sequenced the genome of a woman who lived during the Jomon period.

Parents of children with rare genetic disease have to contend with shifts in the interpretation of genetic variants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In Science this week: single-nucleus RNA sequencing of brain tissue from individuals with autism, and more.