A sequenced variola virus isolate from the 1600s points to a relatively recent common ancestor for viruses involved in 20th century smallpox infections.
Analysis of a gene associated with basal progenitor cell expansions in the brain suggests a single splice site change led to human-specific forms of the gene transcript.
By interbreeding with highland wolves, Tibetan Mastiffs were able to quickly adapt to high altitudes.
A genome assembly for the Japanese flounder, Paralichthys olivaceus, was analyzed alongside sequences from the Chinese tongue sole, another flatfish.
By sequencing ancient and contemporary indigenous individuals from Canada's Pacific Coast, researchers uncovered clues to a post-colonization population bottleneck.
Genome sequences from isolates of Vibrio cholerae collected before and after the so-called seventh cholera pandemicprovide insights into the strain's evolution.
Looking at European, East Asian, South Asian, and Melanesian genomes , researchers narrowed in on apparently adaptive archaic sequences over-represented in non-Africans.
Researchers have put together a de novo genome assembly for the Far Eastern Amur leopard, using it to explore the genetic roots of carnivory.
Researchers established a high-quality version of the five-pacer viper genome and used it to take a wider look at snake relationships and adaptations.
Researchers analyzed cytosine methylation profiles for 34 angiosperm plants, considering methylation levels and distribution across flowering plant families.
In Nature this week: genome-wide transcriptome analysis of brain samples from people with autism spectrum disorder, flounder genome, and more.
Researchers used T-cell transfer therapy to target mutation KRAS, according to the New York Times.
The US Senate has passed the 21st Century Cures Act, which would provide a funding boost at NIH while overhauling FDA policies.
Bloomberg reports that President-elect Donald Trump is considering Jim O'Neill for Food and Drug Administration commissioner.