Using data for thousands of African individuals, researchers retraced migrations by Bantu language groups and ties to other populations in Africa and beyond.
International research teams collaborated to create five fully functioning synthetic yeast chromosomes, taking them one step closer to a whole synthetic genome.
By analyzing hundreds of rabies virus genomes from isolates collected over 65 years, researchers characterized evolutionary features in two main RABV groups.
Two independent research teams linked plasmepsin 2 and plasmepsin 3 gene amplifications to piperaquine resistance.
The next-generation sequencing-based test is designed to detect bacteria and viruses in blood samples from patients with suspected infections, especially immunocompromised patients.
By sequencing the genomes of more than 300 Shigella dysenteriae isolates, researchers identified lineages involved in worldwide outbreaks prior to WWI.
With thousands of Listeria monocytogenes isolates, researchers identified virulent clonal groups involved in central nervous system or cross-placenta infections.
Researchers identified DNA methylation patterns associated with both historical and current lifestyles and environments in Central African individuals.
A French team sequenced and compared Streptococcus agalactiae isolates from 19 mothers and their infected infants.
The scientists sequenced 85 Ebola virus samples collected last year, mostly in or around the capital Conakry.
A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.
The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.
In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.
A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.