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. Apr 23, 2015 Woolly Mammoth Genomes Provide Pre-Extinction Population Clues Apr 15, 2015 Spanish Team Presents Citrus Phylogeny Based on Complete Chloroplast Genomes Mar 5, 2015 Study Links Regulatory Changes during Development to Human Cerebral Cortex Evolution Mar 3, 2015 International Team Sequences Tibetan Plateau Frog Genome Feb 12, 2015 Papers Support Possibility of Second Wave of Neanderthal Admixture with East Asian Ancestors Feb 11, 2015 Finch Genomes Offer New Details on Adaptive Radiation Described by Darwin Jan 29, 2015 Researchers Report Rapid Enhancer Evolution During Mammalian Radiation Jan 26, 2015 Team Tackles Convergent Evolution Questions Using Marine Mammal Genomes Jan 20, 2015 USAMRIID-led Study Tracks Genomic Changes in Ebola Virus in Recent History Jan 19, 2015 With Genomic Analysis, Researchers Characterize Tuberculosis Lineage, History, and Spread Jan 15, 2015 OSU Study Uses MAKER Pipeline to ID Genetic Markers for Phylogenetic Studies in Plant Genus Premium Dec 16, 2014 Ancient Horse Samples Offer Hints to Domestication 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.