NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The turtle genome appears to be evolving at an exceptionally slow rate, according to a genome sequencing study appearing online today in Genome Biology.

An international team led by investigators at Washington University and the University of California at Los Angeles sequenced a freshwater turtle species called the western painted turtle, Chrysemys picta bellii, which is widespread in North America.

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23andMe's Anne Wojcicki ponders DNA and what it means to be human in a New York Times essay.

A new estimate places the last universal common ancestor to life on Earth as living 3.9 billion years ago, Inverse reports.

In PNAS this week: retinitis pigmentosa gene therapy, role of microbiome in growth stunting, and more.

Bloomberg reports that researchers and drug companies are modeling anti-obesity treatments after the rare genetic condition essential fructosuria.

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