In PLOS this week: signs of positive selection at autism-linked variants, gut microbiome difference between active and sedentary women, and more.
The new sequences also uncovered two new gene families likely involved in Plasmodium malariae's ability to invade host cells.
Researchers applied their gene genealogy interrogation approach to fish in the otophysan clade before moving on to other branches in the tree of life.
The analysis also traced the origins of the retroviruses to the ancient ocean and found that they broadly diverged alongside their hosts.
Researchers sequenced dozens of Treponema pallidum isolates associated with syphilis, yaws, or bejel to look at the emergence of pandemic syphilis.
Using sequence data for more than 1,800 Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi isolates, researchers identified 68 SNPs to trace the bug to its geographical source.
By sequencing autopsy samples linked to an anthrax outbreak in 1979, investigators got a glimpse at Bacillus anthracis spores from a USSR production facility.
A Georgia Tech team used random mutagenesis on a red fluorescent protein gene to develop a phylogeny to test algorithms that reconstruct ancestral sequences.
Researchers sequenced the genomes of 157 industrial strains of yeast, and found differences correlating to how the strains are used.
Researchers performed whole-genome sequencing and built phylogenetic trees to elucidate the biology of this mountain tree-dwelling species.
In PNAS this week: diatom genetic diversity, microfluidic droplet method for single-cell screening, and more.
Scientific publishers are looking into whether artificial intelligence can help the peer-review process, Wired reports.
Researchers are using gene editing to develop more robust livestock and crops, AFP reports.
Researchers rally near the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Boston.