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Researchers identified a form of ultra-hypermutated cancer that occurs in individuals with inherited and somatic mutations in their DNA repair machinery.

Killer whale, walrus, manatee, and bottlenose dolphin sequences suggest convergent molecular evolution often occurs independent of shared phenotypic adaptations.

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Researchers have produced a draft genome assembly for the orchid plant Phalaenopsis equestris in the hopes of unraveling orchid biology and evolutionary history.

MRI showing tapeworm in patient brain.

Researchers sequenced the genome of Spirometra erinaceieuropaei with DNA from tapeworm that had been living in the patient's brain for several years.

Riken is partnering with CLC Bio Japan to provide researchers affected by the earthquake in Japan with a free hosted software environment for genomic analysis that will enable them continue their research activities.

"Now that we have built a prototype field-testable system, we need to begin to commercialize applications on the platform," said BioNanomatrix CEO Erik Holmlin.

Researchers from the University of British Columbia have discovered a new virophage that appears to be genetically related to a group of transposable elements found in eukaryotes.

BioNanomatrix plans to position its technology for DNA sample-quality control, DNA damage assessment, sequence assembly, and structural-variation analysis.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.