comparative genomics

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: SERPINA1 gene variant linked to stroke risk, comparative genomic analysis of cyanobacteria, and more.

Snakehead (Channa argus).

The genome may serve as a resource for those studying the fish, which is economically important in some parts of the world and an invasive species in others. 

In Genome Biology this week: comparative genomics study of Aspergillus, genetic variation in indigenous African cattle, and more.

The transition from hunter-gatherer to agricultural lifestyles seems to have spread to the Baltics without massive migration from Anatolia or the Levant.

An international team sequenced samples from two 8,000-year-old human skeletons and compared them to other ancient and modern sequences.

The new sequences also uncovered two new gene families likely involved in Plasmodium malariae's ability to invade host cells.

Fragilariopsis cylindrus

A quarter of the polar alga genome harbors highly divergent alleles, an international research team reported.

Targeted sequencing on isolates collected in Saudi Arabia led to 16 rare, non-tuberculosis Mycobacterium species from individuals with lung or other infections.

Researchers suspect Denisovan-like sequences may reflect adaptive introgression of sequences related to brown fat development and cold adaptation.

Researchers sequenced and analyzed the genomes of nine new Streptococcus pyogenes isolates involved in throat, pharynx, or other infections in Lebanon.

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Mary Beckerle has been removed as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute in what one researcher refers to as a "coup," ScienceInsider reports.

Bill Gates tells the Telegraph that bioterrorism is a serious risk.

The March for Science is to take place tomorrow, and supporters are tapping their creative energies to create placards to carry.

CBS News reports that the White House Science Fair is to continue under President Donald Trump.