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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.

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.

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

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A Harvard University professor has been charged with making false claims regarding funds he received from China, the New York Times reports.

Discover magazine reports that animal dissections might dissuade students from science careers, but that a firm has developed synthetic frogs for dissections.

Nature News reports that a US panel is reviewing current guidelines for federally funded gain-of-function viral research.

In PNAS this week: de novo mutation patterns among the Amish, an alternative RNA-seq method, and more.