adaptation Million-Year-Old Mammoths Sequenced, Giving Insight into Evolution One of the ancient mammoths sequenced belongs to a previously unknown lineage that hybridized with woolly mammoths to give rise to Columbian mammoths. Annotation Analysis Looks at Variants in SARS-CoV-2 Genomes From First Phase of Pandemic Using sequence data from nearly 2,500 isolates submitted to GISAID before April, researchers tallied coding and non-coding changes in the virus across locations and conditions. Ebola Virus Appears to Undergo Distinct Changes in Bat, Human Host Cell Line Experiments Ebola viruses passaged in bat renal cells appeared to be subject to RNA editing by host enzymes, while more adaptive mutations arose after passaging in a human kidney cell line. Genetic Study of Sled Dogs Traces Specific Haplotypes Related to Arctic Adaptation The genomes of modern sled dogs, an ancient Siberian dog, and an ancient wolf revealed genetic similarity between the ancient dog and modern sled dogs. Northern, Southern Italian Populations Began to Diverge Genetically Thousands of Years Ago Northern and southern Italians further developed what appear to be genetic adaptations affecting susceptibility to obesity and melanoma, respectively. Feb 24, 2020 Ancient Salmonella Genomes Reveal Human Lifestyle-Related Host Adaptations Oct 17, 2019 Three Asian Populations Sequenced for Singapore 10K Genome Project Aug 12, 2019 Clostridium Difficile Speciation Occurring in Healthcare Settings, Genomic Study Suggests Aug 9, 2019 Selection Signals Uncovered In African Rainforest Hunter-Gatherer Exomes Apr 23, 2019 Researchers Explore Pathogenic, Drug-Resistant E. Coli Population Adaptation Strategies Aug 29, 2018 Poultry-Adapted E. Coli Implicated in Subset of Urinary Tract Infections Aug 27, 2018 Extinct Cave Bear DNA Sequences Found in Modern-Day Brown Bear Populations Aug 2, 2018 Flores Island Pygmy Genomes Provide Clues to Ancestry, Short Stature Jul 24, 2018 Staphylococcus Genome Set Reveals Bug's Host-Switching History Jul 19, 2018 Genomic Study Points to Stability in Enteric Fever-Causing Salmonella Lineage Jul 19, 2018 Genomes Confirm Food Industry Yeast Belongs to Same Species as Opportunistic Pathogen Jul 12, 2018 Deepwater Rice GWAS Highlights Derived Signaling Haplotype Jul 10, 2018 Ancient DNA Survey Highlights Historical Biodiversity in New Zealand Jul 5, 2018 Ancient Goat Genomes Reveal Multiple Source Populations During Domestication May 22, 2018 Bird, Reptile DNA Sequences Used to Reconstruct Genome of Dinosaur Ancestor May 21, 2018 Human Malaria Parasite's Evolution Refined by Genomes of Great Ape Pathogens Apr 10, 2018 Patagonian Hunter-Gatherer Study Points to Continuity Between Ancient, Modern Groups Apr 6, 2018 Baleen Whale Genomes Point to Evolution With Gene Flow Mar 21, 2018 Recent Neanderthal Diversity Reveals Population History, Human Interactions Mar 16, 2018 Solenodon Genome Supports Ancient Divergence Theory for Caribbean Mammal Load More Breaking News Beckman Coulter, Invitae Partner to Develop NGS Library Prep Applications Sick Infants Profiled with WGS See Better Diagnosis, More Care Changes UC Santa Cruz Center for Live Cell Genomics Wins $13.5M NIH Grant Genetron Health, Impact Therapeutics Partner for Anti-Cancer Drug, CDx Development Canaccord Genuity Initiates Coverage of Pacific Biosciences With Buy Rating Alternative Genetic Counseling Approach Leads to Higher Patient Satisfaction, Study Suggests The Scan Highly Similar Researchers have uncovered bat viruses that are highly similar to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News. Gain of Oversight According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden Administration is considering greater oversight of gain-of-function research. Lasker for mRNA Vaccine Work The Scientist reports that researchers whose work enabled the development of mRNA-based vaccines are among this year's Lasker Award winners PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more.