A sequenced variola virus isolate from the 1600s points to a relatively recent common ancestor for viruses involved in 20th century smallpox infections.
Mitochondrial genome sequences from a large glyptodont called Doedicurus suggest glyptodonts were giant members of a lineage in the middle of the armadillo tree.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb Daily News) – The Yersinia pestis strains that caused the Plague of Justinian and the later Black Death stemmed from separate introductions of the bacteria from rodents into humans, according to a genomic analysis of Y. pestis.
Researchers from Ontario's McMaster University have used a drug target-based approach to create gene expression signatures that can predict response to two classes of breast cancer chemotherapy drugs.
The university will use the funds to create a new chair to focus on bioinformatics, population genomics, and chronic disease genomics research.
In Science this week: genetic target for urothelial bladder cancer treatment, and more.
At the Conversation, the University of Oxford's Michael Macklay writes that learning genetic risk of disease is a personal decision.
Two dozen scientific organizations have endorsed the March for Science, according to ScienceInsider.
Researchers in Japan describe a chimpanzee with a chromosomal abnormality similar to human Down syndrome, Mashable reports.