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In PLOS this week: ramifications of sexual recombination in bacteria, Mycobacterium leprae genome sequences, and more.
A new paper in PNAS finds that people are still evolving, but with increased pressure on weight and decreased pressure on intelligence.
A genomic analysis of the Tasmanian tiger pointed to early genetic diversity declines in the species, while offering clues to convergent canid features.
In Cell this week: integrated genomic analysis of adult soft tissue sarcoma, positive selection has greater role in cancer than negative selection, and more.
In PNAS this week: effector proteins contributing to Legionnaires' disease virulence, proteomic analysis of transition to quiescence, and more.
Using genome sequencing, phylogenomics, morphological analyses, and more, investigators defined a rare new orangutan species dubbed Pongo tapanuliensis.
University of Chicago researchers combined epidemiological and viral gene evolution data to refine influenza modeling.
In PNAS this week: grape genomes give insight into domestication, columnar cacti classification, and more.
Investigators saw muted negative selection against mutations in genomic data for more than 7,600 tumors, while mining positive selection patterns for cancer driver clues.
New Mexico is re-doing its proposed science education standards after criticism, the Associated Press reports.
Springer Nature announces €9,500 fee to make papers open-access in Nature and its family of journals.
Librarians have concluded that notebooks that belonged to Charles Darwin that were thought to have been lost were actually likely stolen, CNN reports.
An early SARS-CoV-2 alteration may have enabled it to spread more easily, according to the New York Times.
In PNAS this week: ultrarare variants contribute to aging-related hearing loss, telomeres of cells infected with herpesvirus, and more.