evolutionary biology Sequence-Based Blood Type Analysis Suggests Neanderthals, Denisovans Arose in Africa The researchers used recently generated genome sequences for three Neanderthals and one Denisovan to determine their blood types and examine their evolutionary history. Bonobo Genome Assembly Provides Clues to Primate Evolution A high-quality assembly that includes long-read sequencing data enabled a more detailed look at evolutionary relationships between bonobos, chimps, and humans. Ancient Sequencing Studies Provide Look at Early Modern Human Populations in Europe A pair of new studies focus on two modern human populations with recent Neanderthal mixing that lived in Europe around 45,000 or more years ago. SARS-CoV-2 Evolution in Bats May Have Resulted in Highly Efficient Human Pathogen There may have been an intermediary species that passed SARS-CoV-2 from bats to humans, but a new study says the virus evolved to be a generalist infector. 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. Feb 11, 2021 Neanderthal Gene Variant Alters Neurodevelopment in Human Brain Organoids Dec 17, 2020 New Rhesus Macaque Reference Genome Holds Potential for Human Disease, Evolution Research Nov 11, 2020 Mammalian, Bird Sequencing Projects Highlight Genetic Diversity, Extinction Risk Oct 30, 2020 Identity-by-Descent Analysis Uncovers Rare Variant Associations in UK Biobank Premium Sep 24, 2020 Ancient DNA Analysis Elucidates Split of Denisovan, Neanderthal Y Chromosome Lineages Aug 18, 2020 Ebola Virus Appears to Undergo Distinct Changes in Bat, Human Host Cell Line Experiments Aug 6, 2020 Algorithm Points to Complex Hominin Mixing History Jul 28, 2020 SARS-CoV-2 Lineage May Go Back 'Decades' in Bats, Phylogenetic Analysis Suggests Jul 28, 2020 Neanderthals Reintroduced Alleles from Common Ancestor to Modern Humans Jul 23, 2020 Ancient Viking Variola Virus Genomes Shed Light on Evolution of Modern Smallpox Virus Jun 25, 2020 Genetic Study of Sled Dogs Traces Specific Haplotypes Related to Arctic Adaptation Apr 22, 2020 Evolution Study Finds Icelandic Genomes Contain More Denisovan DNA Fragments Than Expected Apr 13, 2020 SARS-CoV-2 Genomes Let Researchers Retrace Viral Spread, Mitigation Effects Mar 18, 2020 SARS-CoV-2 not Man-Made, Comparative Genomic Study Concludes Jun 26, 2019 Neanderthal Population Dynamics Clarified With New Sequence Data Apr 23, 2019 Researchers Explore Pathogenic, Drug-Resistant E. Coli Population Adaptation Strategies Apr 16, 2019 Ancient European, Pathogen DNA Data Promises to Shed Light on Brain Disorders, Infectious Disease Premium Apr 11, 2019 Archaic Introgression Patterns Point to Three Denisovan Lineages Mar 21, 2019 Glioblastoma Driver Mutations Appear Long Before Diagnosis, Evolutionary Analysis Suggests Mar 20, 2019 TRACERx Study Characterizes Immune Relationship to Lung Tumor Evolution Load More Breaking News Bruker Posts 34 Percent Jump in Q2 Revenues GenomeWeb Index Gains Slightly in July as Fluidigm, PerkinElmer, Bio-Rad Post Strong Increases Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research Wins $2.9M NIH Grant to Study Polygenic Embryo Screening Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: CDC, Bio-Rad, 10x Genomics, PerkinElmer, and More InterVenn Biosciences Closes $201M Series C Round Abcam to Acquire Life Science Research Tool Firm BioVision for $340M The Scan And Back The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database. Lacks Family Hires Attorney A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports. For the Unknown The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona. PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.