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lemon tree, Madrid

Researchers delved into citrus relationships and history with newly sequenced chloroplast genomes for 30 citrus plants and existing whole genomes for four more.

Researchers sequenced the genomes of seven mountain gorillas, comparing them to the genomes of three other gorilla sub-species.

Customers of both companies' cloud-based platforms will have access to their respective genome analysis and interpretation pipelines.

Three individuals in a 17th century burial carried genetic signatures associated with Bantu- and non-Bantu speaking populations in parts of Cameroon, Nigeria, and Ghana.

Two research groups concluded that a one-pulse model for Neanderthal-human mixing does not explain present ancestry patterns in East Asians. 

finch

Researchers sequenced 120 finches from the Galápagos and Cocos Island to resolve bird phylogeny and explore the genetic basis of fast-evolving features.

Researchers identified a form of ultra-hypermutated cancer that occurs in individuals with inherited and somatic mutations in their DNA repair machinery.

Killer whale, walrus, manatee, and bottlenose dolphin sequences suggest convergent molecular evolution often occurs independent of shared phenotypic adaptations.

orchid

Researchers have produced a draft genome assembly for the orchid plant Phalaenopsis equestris in the hopes of unraveling orchid biology and evolutionary history.

MRI showing tapeworm in patient brain.

Researchers sequenced the genome of Spirometra erinaceieuropaei with DNA from tapeworm that had been living in the patient's brain for several years.

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New analyses indicate the P.1 variant found in Brazil may be able to infect people who have already had COVID-19, the New York Times reports.

According to CNBC, Novavax's CEO says its vaccine could be authorized in the US as early as May.

The US National Institutes of Health has a new initiative to address structural racism in biomedical research.

In PNAS this week: GWAS of TLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis, analysis of twins with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and more.