evolutionary biology Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more. 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. Science Papers Examine Factors Shaping SARS-CoV-2 Spread, Give Insight Into Bacterial Evolution In Science this week: genomic analysis points to role of human behavior in SARS-CoV-2 spread, and more. 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. Nov 20, 2015 Transcriptome Analysis Reveals Whole-Genome Duplications in Conifer Lineage Nov 18, 2015 Acorn Worm Genome Sequencing Provides Insight Into Ancestral Animal Group Oct 30, 2015 BGI Partners With Smithsonian Institution on Biodiversity Oct 8, 2015 Ancient Ethiopian Genome Highlights Influence of Eurasian Backflow Into Africa Sep 25, 2015 Analysis of Viral, Cellular Proteomes Indicates Ancient Cellular Origin for Viruses Sep 24, 2015 Comparative Genomics Offers Clues to Przewalski's Horse Conservation Efforts Sep 23, 2015 Genomic Data Suggests Tooth Enamel Started Out on Skin Sep 18, 2015 Lingulid Brachiopod Genome Sequence Gives Peek Into Evolution of 'Living Fossil' Sep 14, 2015 Selection Shaped Genetic Differences in Height, BMI Among European Populations Aug 20, 2015 Regional Isolation Drives Diversification of Bacteria in Cystic Fibrosis Lungs Aug 12, 2015 Extensive Barcode Sequencing Reveals Roots of Tropical Mountain Diversity Jul 30, 2015 Genetic Data Argues for Reclassification of Africa's Golden Jackal Jul 23, 2015 Ancient DNA Analysis Suggests Rapid Warming, Human Activity Drove Large Species to Extinction Jun 30, 2015 Picking up Protease Allowed Y. Pestis to Cause Pneumonic Plague, Study Finds May 28, 2015 Ethiopian, Egyptian Genomes Shed Light on Out-of-Africa Route of Eurasian Ancestors May 21, 2015 Ancient Wolf Study Points to Early Split Between Wolf, Dog Lineages May 14, 2015 Comparative Genomics Provides Clues to Evolutionary Processes Behind Bee Sociality May 13, 2015 Chinese Team Tracks Evolution of Epidemic Ebola Strains in Sierra Leone May 8, 2015 Team Characterizing DNA from Ancient Human with Recent Neanderthal Ancestry Apr 24, 2015 International Team Sequences Bumblebee Genomes Load More Breaking News Exome Sequencing of UK Biobank Participants Highlights Natural Variation, Gene Function Cystic Fibrosis Sinus Infections Involve Microbes With Shifting Evolution Patterns Molecular Assemblies Wins $256K NIH Phase I SBIR Grant to Develop Enzymatic DNA Synthesis Vibrent Health, VCU Partner to Offer Twin Research Platform Castle Biosciences Acquires Cernostics for up to $80M Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Inivata Partner on Clinical Liquid Biopsy Studies The Scan Could Mix It Up The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says. Closest to the Dog New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs. Offer to Come Back The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back. PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.