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Through phylogenetic and other analyses, researchers found that regional isolation drives the diversification of bacteria within the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients.

Snippets of sequence from thousands of organisms offered a look at the source of endemic populations at various elevation zones on Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu.

golden jackal, Serengeti

Sequences from golden jackals, wolves, and other canines suggest the Africa's golden jackal is not part of the same species as golden jackals in Eurasia.

Scientists found that extinctions of many species during the last glacial period coincided with periods of rapid warming.

Arnold Böcklin: Die Pest (1889)

A later change in the protease gene likely enabled the bacterium to cause the invasive infection of bubonic plague.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: biobank of colorectal cancer organoids, ancient wolf genome analysis, and more.

A comparative genomics approach finds that the ancestors of Eurasians likely took the northern route out of Africa through Egypt.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: swapping yeast genes with human orthologs to study conservation of function, and more.

Researchers sequenced a 35,000-year-old wolf specimen from Siberia, using comparative genomics to tease apart the timing of wolf-dog divergence.

With genome sequences from 10 bee species, researchers unearthed regulatory changes contributing to more complex social systems in the insects.

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Researchers tie a variant in ADAMTS3 to breathing difficulties in dissimilar dog breeds, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Japan Times reports that researchers sequenced the genome of a woman who lived during the Jomon period.

Parents of children with rare genetic disease have to contend with shifts in the interpretation of genetic variants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In Science this week: single-nucleus RNA sequencing of brain tissue from individuals with autism, and more.