NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An American and Swedish team has found new genomic evidence for an earlier split between wolves and domestic dogs than was previously envisioned.

As they reported online today in Current Biology, the researchers sequenced mitochondrial and genomic DNA from the 35,000-year-old remains of an ancient wolf, known as Taimyr 1 that was discovered in northern Siberia's Taimyr Peninsula.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

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Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

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