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In PNAS this week: tool to predict pathogenic gene pairs, analysis of bat evolution, and more.
Based on sequences for hundreds of E. coli ST131 lineage isolates, researchers propose a model that involves negative frequency-dependent selection on accessory parts of the genome.
To understand the evolution of brain conditions and other traits, investigators plan to sequence human and pathogen DNA in thousands of samples from Europe.
Using genome sequences for 161 present-day Papuans and Island Southeast Asians, researchers described three Denisovan lineages and estimated divergence times between them.
In Science this week: genomic study of convergent evolution of the loss of flight in birds, and more.
Molecular features in primary and recurrent glioblastomas indicated that key initiator mutations turned up years before diagnosis, often persisting in recurrent tumors.
With RNA sequencing and other data, researchers gauged neoantigen formation, immunoediting, and clonal evolution in non-small cell lung cancers.
In Science this week: mechanisms of trait adaptation in wild mice, and more.
Science reports on a preprint that looks into horizontal gene transfer events between eukaryotes and prokaryotes.
Researchers also found that Neanderthals differed from humans more in the regulatory than protein-coding sequences of their genomes.
President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Eric Lander to serve as director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Associated Press says.
Nature News writes that scientists are trying to figure out how to name the new strains of SARS-CoV-2 that are emerging.
The New York Times reports that researchers are studying identical twins who had COVID-19 to understand the influence of genetics on disease severity.
In PNAS this week: epistasis affecting cystic fibrosis, Tiger rattlesnake genome gives venom insight, and more.