evolutionary biology Octopus, Squid Genome Assemblies Reveal Hallmarks of Cephalopod Evolution Researchers detected genome shuffling, gene expansions, and RNA editing changes in the cephalopod lineage using genome assemblies for three representatives. Comprehensive Genealogy Spanning Modern, Ancient Humans Emerges from Large-Scale Genomic Analysis Using a non-parametric tree-recording approach, researchers established a "genealogy of everyone" that is expected to inform human evolutionary studies. HIV Sequencing Study in Netherlands Uncovers Virulent Variant Mutations, History Along with analyses focused on de novo mutations contributing to virulence and transmissibility, researchers traced the HIV-1 VB variant back to at least the early 1990s. Fast-Evolving Human Genome Sequences Found to Have Brain-Related Regulatory Roles An integrated analysis that spanned thousands of human accelerated regions suggested they harbor regulatory elements with roles in human brain development. 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. May 5, 2021 Bonobo Genome Assembly Provides Clues to Primate Evolution Apr 7, 2021 Ancient Sequencing Studies Provide Look at Early Modern Human Populations in Europe Mar 15, 2021 SARS-CoV-2 Evolution in Bats May Have Resulted in Highly Efficient Human Pathogen Feb 17, 2021 Million-Year-Old Mammoths Sequenced, Giving Insight into Evolution 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 Load More Breaking News Guardant Health Files Motions to Dismiss, Change Venue in Illumina Patent Lawsuit In Brief This Week: SQI Diagnostics, T2 Biosystems, Enhanc3D, QuidelOrtho, More Illumina, Precision Health Research Singapore Partner for 100K Genomes Population Study 23andMe Fiscal Q4 Revenues Increase 14 Percent Local Coverage Determinations Roundup: Castle Bio, SkylineDx Ancient Genome Sequence Provides Look at Ancestry for Individual Who Perished at Pompeii The Scan Blend of Omicron With Delta The Associated Press reports that currently circulating Omicron variants have some features previously seen in the Delta variant. Limited Contrast The New York Times reports that there is a shortage of a contrast agent used for some medical scans. Pig Improvement Farmers in China are using genetics to improve their hog herds, according to Reuters. Science Papers Present Way to Molecularly Classify Prostate Cancer, Saliva-Based SARS-CoV-2 Test, More In Science this week: approach to molecularly classify prostate tumors, saliva-based test for SARS-CoV-2, and more.