comparative genomics

Blue whale

By sequencing and comparing sequences from several baleen whale species, researchers saw uncovered sympatric whale speciation and evolutionary networks.

Researchers have done single-cell RNA sequencing on hundreds of Plasmodium falciparum or P. berghei isolates to track gene activity involved in infection cycles.

Using haplotype profiling, phylogenetics, and other analyses, researchers retraced sickle allele emergence to a single event occurring roughly 7,300 years ago.

Researchers discovered thousands of candidate functional elements by searching diverse mammalian genomes for regions of accelerated evolution within highly conserved sites.

Two new analyses have identified driver genes, altered pathways, mutational signatures, and other molecular features across two dozen cancer subtypes.

Research on phages in CRISPR-Cas9-containing Escherichia coli indicated that pressure exerted by the bacterial defense system can boost phage mutation frequency.

Using post-mortem data, researchers explored similarities and differences between autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, alcoholism, and depression.

Researchers identified and began characterizing carbapenemase-producing bacteria from wastewater samples in ICU pipes and other sites at an NIH hospital.

Genome sequences from southeast Asian Plasmodium falciparum isolates suggest resistance to a new treatment arose the same year it was introduced.

Researchers hope the genomes of the Mexican axolotl and the Schmidtea mediterranea worms will facilitate further studies on the processes behind regeneration. 

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.