phylogenetic analysis Multiple Plague Pathogen Introductions to Europe Proposed by Genomic, Other Evidence Yersinia pestis may have arrived in Europe multiple times based on an analysis of microbial genome sequences, archeological, epidemiological, and other data. Rhinoceros Genomic Analysis of Living and Extinct Species Uncovers Low Genetic Diversity As rhinoceroses are highly endangered, the findings could inform conservation efforts and enable researchers to monitor inbreeding and mutational load. Genomic Study Highlights Summer Travel Role in SARS-CoV-2 Variant Spread in Europe Investigators found that a strain that first appeared in Spain last spring was introduced to additional European locations hundreds of times with the help of summer travel. Genomic, Epidemiological Analysis Traces SARS-CoV-2 P.1 Lineage Emergence in Brazil A group led by University of São Paulo researchers timed the lineage's emergence to mid-November and examined its transmissibility and immune evasion. Million-Year-Old Mammoths Sequenced, Giving Insight into Evolution One of the ancient mammoths sequenced belongs to a previously unknown lineage that hybridized with woolly mammoths to give rise to Columbian mammoths. Jan 21, 2021 Lung Cancer Metastasis Study Relies on CRISPR-Based Method to Track Single-Cell Lineages Jan 8, 2021 SARS-CoV-2 Introduced Into UK More Than 1,000 Times Early in Pandemic, Study Finds Dec 21, 2020 SARS-CoV-2 Introduced Into Scotland Hundreds of Times, Phylogenetic Analysis Finds Dec 11, 2020 Phylogenetic Analysis Shows How Superspreader Events Fueled SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic Oct 26, 2020 Ancient Plague Genomes Point to Sources of Outbreaks in Europe After Black Death Pandemic Sep 11, 2020 Genomic Epidemiology Studies Retrace Sources of Early SARS-CoV-2 Outbreaks in US, Europe Jul 28, 2020 SARS-CoV-2 Lineage May Go Back 'Decades' in Bats, Phylogenetic Analysis Suggests Jul 27, 2020 Influenza A Virus With 'Pre-Pandemic Potential' Pinpointed in European Pig Surveillance Study Jun 18, 2020 Measles Virus Diverged From Related Cow Pathogen Around Sixth Century BC, Sequencing Study Finds Jun 2, 2020 Genetic Analysis of Dead Sea Scrolls Provides Insights Into Origins, Historical Context May 20, 2020 Host Factors Influence COVID-19 Severity More Than Viral Genetic Variation, Study Finds Apr 9, 2020 Coronavirus Entered New York City Mainly From Europe, Genomic Studies Suggest Mar 27, 2020 SARS-CoV-2-Related Coronaviruses Found in Pangolins Feb 11, 2020 Viral Genomes Trace Spread of Mumps in Vaccinated Population Feb 10, 2020 Coronavirus Genome Annotation Reveals Amino Acid Differences With Other SARS Viruses Aug 22, 2019 Unreported Zika Outbreak in Cuba Uncovered With Genomics, Travel Surveillance Aug 12, 2019 Clostridium Difficile Speciation Occurring in Healthcare Settings, Genomic Study Suggests Jul 3, 2019 Ancient DNA Reveals Pulse of European Ancestry in Iron Age Philistines Apr 10, 2019 Cholera Genome From World War I Soldier Reveals New Features of Pathogen Mar 5, 2019 Human Genome Structural Variation Patterns Vary by Population, Optical Mapping Study Shows Load More Breaking News SUPER Psychosis Study Presented at ASHG Digs Into Relationships of Rare Variants, Phenotypes People in the News: New Appointments at Myriad Genetics, Becton Dickinson, Delfi Diagnostics, More In Brief This Week: Virginia Commonwealth University, Dovetail Genomics, Lucid Diagnostics, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, PerkinElmer, Ares Genetics, Purigen Biosystems, More Genetron Health, Fosun Ink Commercialization Deal for Seq-MRD Test in China MultiMuTHER Team Tracks Expression, Metabolite Relationships in Aging TwinsUK Participants The Scan More Boosters for US Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes. From a Pig A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports. For Privacy's Sake Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws. Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.