Research on phages in CRISPR-Cas9-containing Escherichia coli indicated that pressure exerted by the bacterial defense system can boost phage mutation frequency.
In PLOS this week: ramifications of sexual recombination in bacteria, Mycobacterium leprae genome sequences, and more.
A new paper in PNAS finds that people are still evolving, but with increased pressure on weight and decreased pressure on intelligence.
In Cell this week: integrated genomic analysis of adult soft tissue sarcoma, positive selection has greater role in cancer than negative selection, and more.
In PNAS this week: effector proteins contributing to Legionnaires' disease virulence, proteomic analysis of transition to quiescence, and more.
University of Chicago researchers combined epidemiological and viral gene evolution data to refine influenza modeling.
In PNAS this week: grape genomes give insight into domestication, columnar cacti classification, and more.
Investigators saw muted negative selection against mutations in genomic data for more than 7,600 tumors, while mining positive selection patterns for cancer driver clues.
New Mexico is re-doing its proposed science education standards after criticism, the Associated Press reports.
A genome-wide association study involving almost 1,600 African individuals led to diverse skin pigmentation-associated loci with varied effects on the complex trait.
CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.
Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.
An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.
In Science this week: genomic analysis of ancient and modern horses indicates population turnover, and more.