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Two research groups concluded that a one-pulse model for Neanderthal-human mixing does not explain present ancestry patterns in East Asians. 

finch

Researchers sequenced 120 finches from the Galápagos and Cocos Island to resolve bird phylogeny and explore the genetic basis of fast-evolving features.

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.

orchid

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.

The American College of Medical Genetics & Genomics updated its recommendations for the analysis & reporting of secondary findings from clinical genome-scale sequencing & released results of a 2013 about its initial recommendations from 2013.

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.

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The US Department of Justice has proposed a rule change to enable DNA to be collected from migrants, the Associated Press reports.

Bernard Fisher, a surgeon who changed how breast cancer is treated, has died at 101, the New York Times reports.

Washington Post columnist writes that she is skeptical about DNA-based diets.

In PNAS this week: recurrent inactivation of DEPDC5 in gastrointestinal stromal tumors, taxonomic reliability of GenBank sequences, and more.