animal genomics

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: sequencing of Chardonnay clones, high-density peach tree genetic map, and more.

Researchers examine the genetic makeup of dogs at animal shelters in Arizona and California and how well that matches with what breeds shelters say a dog may be.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: improved blood-based nasopharyngeal carcinoma screening, ray-finned fish phylogeny, and more.

Researchers genotyped Y chromosome markers in almost 100 ancient horse DNA samples spanning 5,000 years.

Mars Petcare's genetic testing unit and Genoscoper had been collaborating since 2015 to discover new genetic health markers for companion animals.

A growing number of companies are offering canine DNA tests for breed identification, genetic disease mutations, and traits.

The consumer genomics company will expand its suite of canine genetic tests, and has relocated its headquarters from Boston to Austin.

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.

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.