Institut Pasteur Black Death Sequencing Study Reveals Impacts on Human Immune Evolution, Autoimmune Disease Researchers profiled DNA sequences in hundreds of ancient Europeans to find immune gene- and autoimmune disease-related variants under selection during the plague pandemic. Studies Unravel SARS-CoV-2 Protein Interactions With Human Proteins A pair of studies identified connections between proteins from SARS-CoV-2 and human cells, hitting on key host pathways and potential treatment targets. Vanuatu Population Structure, History Drawn From Contemporary Genetic Data With genotypes for more than 1,400 ni-Vanuatu, coupled with whole-genome sequence data, researchers retraced population patterns across 29 Remote Oceanic islands. Speedy Long-Read Genome Assembly Enabled by Minimizer-Space Analysis The minimizer-space de Bruijn graph approach could assemble a human genome in less than 10 minutes using eight cores and 10 gigabytes of random access memory. SARS-CoV-2 Protein Interaction Study Reveals Key Proliferation Pathways, Possible Drug Targets Premium The study compared SARS-CoV-2 to SARS-CoV-1 and MERS to find viral commonalities, and combined the analyses with real-world clinical data to suggest treatments. Nov 12, 2019 Colorectal Cancer Study Reveals Gut Microbe, Methylation Shifts Aug 30, 2019 Transcriptome-Based HPV Assay Shows Correlation With High-Grade Cytology Premium Aug 21, 2019 NIH Awards $940K to Johns Hopkins-Led Team for Extracellular Vesicle Research Aug 9, 2019 Selection Signals Uncovered In African Rainforest Hunter-Gatherer Exomes May 24, 2019 Leptospira Genome Set Leads to New Species, Refined Classification Scheme Mar 12, 2018 Analysis Finds Genetic Links Between Empathy, Psychiatric Conditions Nov 9, 2017 Genome Sequencing Sheds Light on Cholera Lineages Contributing to Outbreaks Nov 9, 2017 Genetic Analysis Traces Ancestry of Descendants of Indian Ocean Slaves Oct 10, 2017 Bacterial Genome Analysis Highlights Horizontal Gene Transfer, Recombination Hotspots Aug 30, 2017 Dengue Virus Symptoms Muted by Adaptive Immune Response, Gene Expression Study Suggests May 4, 2017 African Genetic Study Unravels Bantu-Speaking Population History, Relationships Mar 9, 2017 Synthetic Yeast Genome Now One Third Complete Dec 15, 2016 Rabies Virus Genetic Diversity, Evolutionary History Spelled Out With Genome Sequence Set Nov 4, 2016 Malaria Parasite Drug Resistance Linked to Copy Number Variant in Cambodian Studies Oct 27, 2016 PathoQuest Garners CE Mark for Blood-Based Pathogen Detection Test Mar 21, 2016 Comparative Genomics Provides Look at Spread of Dysentery Bacteria Feb 1, 2016 Listeria Diversity Study Uncovers Hypervirulent Clonal Groups Nov 30, 2015 Study Considers Lifestyle-Related Epigenome Differences in Central African Populations Aug 19, 2015 Sequencing Study IDs Neonatal Infections Involving Mutated Group B Strep Strains Jun 24, 2015 Institut Pasteur Team Finds Three Distinct Ebola Virus Lineages in Guinea Load More Breaking News Cancer Prognoses Informed by Module-Based Approach, Study Finds People in the News at Illumina, Centogene, BioSkryb New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, BD, Analytik Jena, BioMérieux Genetic Technologies to Raise A$5M in Direct Stock Offering In Brief This Week: SD Biosensors, Meridian, Oncocyte, Opko Health, GeneDx, More The Scan Study Reveals New Details About Genetics of Major Cause of Female Infertility Researchers in Nature Medicine conducted a whole-exome sequencing study of mote than a thousand patients with premature ovarian insufficiency. Circulating Tumor DNA Shows Potential as Biomarker in Rare Childhood Cancer A study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has found that circulating tumor DNA levels in rhabdomyosarcoma may serve as a biomarker for prognosis. Study Recommends Cancer Screening for Dogs Beginning Age Seven, Depending on Breed PetDx researchers report in PLOS One that annual cancer screening for dogs should begin by age seven. White-Tailed Deer Harbor SARS-CoV-2 Variants No Longer Infecting Humans, Study Finds A new study in PNAS has found that white-tailed deer could act as a reservoir of SARS-CoV-2 variants no longer found among humans.