NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – With three new animal genomes in hand, an international team led by investigators at Rice University, the University of California, Berkeley, and the US Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute is getting a clearer picture of genomic features found in the earliest organisms with bilateral symmetry — findings expected to inform evolutionary studies of their own, and other animal, lineages.

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The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

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In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.