plague Multiple Plague Pathogen Introductions to Europe Proposed by Genomic, Other Evidence Yersinia pestis may have arrived in Europe multiple times based on an analysis of microbial genome sequences, archeological, epidemiological, and other data. Ancient Yersinia Pestis Shows No Link to Neolithic Population Decline A 5,000-year-old Y. pestis genome from a hunter-gatherer in present-day Latvia did not contain a virulence factor previously linked to plague transmission by flea vectors. Ancient Plague Genomes Point to Sources of Outbreaks in Europe After Black Death Pandemic By sequencing Yersinia pestis isolates from several 14th to 18th century sites, researchers characterized a Second Plague lineage and proposed a reservoir for it. Ancient Siberian Genomes Reveal Link to Native Americans Researchers teased apart population interactions in Siberia's Lake Baikal region as far back as the Upper Paleolithic, identifying early genetic ties to individuals migrating to the Americas. Plague Genomes Reveal How Pandemic Spread in 14th, 18th Centuries During the Black Death, Yersinia pestis isolates had low genetic diversity, but they diversified in multiple clades as the pandemic raged on. Jun 4, 2019 Ancient Y. Pestis Genome Analyses ID Early Diversification During First Plague Pandemic Dec 6, 2018 Prehistoric Plague Pandemic Probable According to Ancient DNA Analysis Nov 27, 2018 Medieval Plague Genomes Help Retrace Pandemic's Routes Jun 8, 2018 Bronze Age Plague Pathogen Sequences Suggest Early Flea Transmissibility Nov 22, 2017 Plague Bacteria Entered Europe During Neolithic Age, Genetic Analysis Finds Sep 6, 2017 Madagascar's Plague Phylogeography Points to Ongoing Local Transmission Aug 31, 2016 High-Coverage Genome Offers Peek at Justinian Plague Genetics Jun 8, 2016 Single Plague Lineage Led to Ancient, Modern Disease Outbreaks Feb 11, 2016 Study Describes Two Plague Pathogen Subpopulations in Uganda Jan 13, 2016 Analysis of Ancient Plague DNA Suggests Long-Term Persistence of Yersinia Pestis in Europe Oct 22, 2015 Genomic Study Finds Yersinia Pestis Has Plagued Humans for More Than 5,000 Years Jun 30, 2015 Picking up Protease Allowed Y. Pestis to Cause Pneumonic Plague, Study Finds Nov 4, 2014 Accelerate Dx, CDC Collaborate on Early Detection of Antibiotic-Resistant Pathogens Aug 21, 2014 Genomics in the Journals Aug 21, 2014 Jan 28, 2014 Genomic Analysis Finds Different Plague Strains Were Behind Plague of Justinian, Black Death Nov 20, 2013 Univ. of Chicago Nabs $4.4M to Study Mystery Genes in Plague, Brucellosis Nov 20, 2012 Structural Genomics Consortia Land up to $52M from NIAID Aug 30, 2011 Genetic Study Supports Role for Yersinia Pestis Bacteria in Black Death Feb 10, 2011 Akonni Biosystems Licenses USAMRIID IP to Develop Molecular Tests for Biothreat Agents Premium Nov 1, 2010 International Team Tracks Plague Pathogen Patterns Using Sequencing and Phylogenetics Load More Breaking News GenomeWeb Index Falls 6 Percent in November as Emergence of Omicron Spooks Markets Sequencing-Based MRD Detection in Bone Marrow May Predict ALL Relapse After CAR T-Cell Therapy Metabolomic Study Links 13 Metabolites to Coronary Heart Disease Risk Among African Americans Illumina Wins $8M Jury Verdict in BGI Patent Infringement Suit, Loses Patent Caris Life Sciences Facing FTC Lawsuit After Resisting Subpoena in Illumina, Grail Antitrust Case Biodesix, Spesana Partner to Improve Workflows for Lung Cancer Molecular Diagnostic Tests The Scan Panel Votes for COVID-19 Pill A US Food and Drug Administration panel has voted to support the emergency use authorization of an antiviral pill for COVID-19 from Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, CNN says. But Not Harm New Scientist reports that UK bioethicists say that though gene editing may improve food production, it should not harm livestock welfare. Effectiveness Drop Anticipated Moderna's Stéphane Bancel predicts that that current SARS-CoV-2 vaccines may be less effective against the Omicron variant, the Financial Times reports. Cell Studies of Human Chromatin Accessibility, SARS-CoV-2 Variants, Cell Signaling Networks In Cell this week: chromatin accessibility maps of adult human tissues, modeling to track SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern, and more.