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In Science this week, a team led by Harvard University researchers reported the sequencing of 99 Ebola virus genomes from infected patients in the current outbreak in West Africa. By comparing the data with Ebola sequence data from past outbreaks, the scientists determined that this year's outbreak likely spread from a previous one in Middle Africa during the last 10 years.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.