Using an atypical assembly strategy, researchers tackled the genome of Solenodon paradoxus, an endangered venomous, shrew-like animal from Hispaniola.
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 group of statisticians wants to eliminate researchers' reliance on 'statistical significance,' according to NPR.
Newsweek discusses the privacy issues raised by digital medicine.
In Nature this week: genetic analysis of Anatolian farmers, cotton genome analysis, and more.
Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.