NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers from University College Dublin have sequenced the whole genome of an ancient wild aurochs from Britain, providing insight into the domestication of cattle and their complex relationship to their wild progenitors.

Domestication of the now-extinct aurochs Bos primigenius led to the development of the two major cattle taxa, B. taurus and B. indicus, though the researchers noted that whether there was additional gene flow from aurochs into cattle has been unclear.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

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