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

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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.

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.

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A man has confessed to the rape and murder of developmental biologist Suzanne Eaton, according to the New York Times.

The Irish Times reports that US lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are concerned about ties between the US and Chinese genomics firms.

Parents of children with spinal muscular atrophy tell the Washington Post they are pushing to get insurance coverage of Novartis's Zolgensma.

In PNAS this week: gene mutations in individuals with syndromic craniosynostosis, putative colorectal cancer drivers, and more.