Mitochondrial and nuclear genome sequences from straight-tusked elephants indicated they were a sister lineage to African forest elephants.
Norwegian lab BioBank will market VHL's testing products for microorganisms, animals, and plants in its home territory.
The researchers' findings could have wide-ranging implications for how the modeling tool should be used and how reliable the data from it is in biodiversity and evolution studies.
This year's Plant and Animal Genome meeting featured its first rhinoceros-centered session, including information on genome sequences for four rhino species.
Embark hopes the test will not only satisfy the curiosity of pet owners but advance both canine and human health research.
CyVerse, the developers believe, better expresses the platform's capacity to provide data management and computation to researchers across multiple scientific disciplines.
Under the arrangement, Bio-Genesys will use Affymetrix technology exclusively as the foundation for its commercial agricultural genotyping services.
The partners look to build on their collaboration to sequence the genomes of vertebrate species, aiming to sequence 10,000 of genomes by 2020.
Following variant discovery by next-generation sequencing, Illumina will design a custom SNP array for the project.
Researchers studying the bird identified evolutionary changes in its genome that may help explain the bird's unique nocturnal adaptation.
The partially reinstated US travel ban leaves space for uncertainty for researchers, Nature News says.
Researchers find a number of traits differ by sex and could affect mouse model studies, according to Reuters.
Tweaking the skin microbiome could help address some skin conditions, the New York Times reports.
In PNAS this week: DNA methylation profiles of tumor tissue, gene dynamics in prokaryotes, and more.