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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.
New analyses indicate female researchers are publishing less during the coronavirus pandemic than male researchers, according to Nature News.
A study suggests people with the ApoE e4 genotype may be more likely to have severe COVID-19 than those with other genotypes, the Guardian says.
Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies are searching for a genetic reason for why some people, but not others, become gravely ill with COVID-19, the Detroit Free Press reports.
In PNAS this week: forward genetics-base analysis of retinal development, interactions of T cell receptors with neoantigens in colorectal cancer, and more.