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Using a sixth century sample from Germany, researchers reconstructed a high-coverage genome sequence for the Yersinia pestis strain involved in the Justinian plague. 

Arnold Böcklin: The Plague (1898)

Max Planck researchers traced the plague from the Mediterranean to Northern Europe, Russia, and China.

Researchers relied on three typing methods to define two Yersinia pestis sub-populations that largely cluster by elevation in plague-prone regions of Uganda.

Genetic analysis indicated that Y. pestis was introduced to Europe in several waves while also persisting in a reservoir.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: exploration of Yersinia pestis origins, modifier for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and more.

A genomic analysis of ancient human teeth finds that Yersinia pestis has been infecting people longer than previously thought.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating the handling of samples at four Department of Defense labs, the New York Times reports.

Arnold Böcklin: Die Pest (1889)

A later change in the protease gene likely enabled the bacterium to cause the invasive infection of bubonic plague.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Accelerate Diagnostics yesterday announced that it has partnered with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Rapid Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Laboratory to develop faster methods of analyzing biological threats such as anthrax and plague.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, an American- and Finnish-led team described the apparent effects of an EGLN1 mutation that's been linked to high-altitude adaptations in the absence o

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