The researchers sequenced and analyzed the domesticated almond genome, uncovering why they are sweet, unlike bitter wild almonds.
In Nature this week: analyses of ancient genomes from Siberia and North American individuals gives insight into migration patterns, and more.
Two research groups analyzed ancient DNA samples from across the Arctic to tease out how populations in Siberia and North America are related to one another.
In Cell this week: B cell responses in Ebola survivors, two mRNA anti-terminator proteins, and more.
In PNAS this week: sequencing of Globular Amphora culture individuals, characterization of effects of variants of unknown significance in EGFR, and more.
Genomic data for almost 300 ancient Eurasian horses points to lost equine lineages, horse relationships that reflect human interactions, and a recent loss in genetic diversity.
Filamentous prophages turned up in a significant proportion of cystic fibrosis Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infections, particular in older patients and drug-resistant cases.
To understand the evolution of brain conditions and other traits, investigators plan to sequence human and pathogen DNA in thousands of samples from Europe.
Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.
Using sequences from a 4,900-year-old Swedish gravesite, researchers identified a pathogenic form of Yersinia pestis circulating in Europe during the Neolithic Period.
US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.
Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.
Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.
In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.