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Phylogenetic patterns for more than 2,200 dengue viruses collected in Asia over almost 60 years suggest air travel hubs have contributed to the virus' spread in the region.

The Malagasy people harbor both African and Asian ancestry, which varies with geography and gives insight into how and when Madagascar was settled.

A Svante Pääbo-led team studied the mitochondrial and nuclear genome of a Denisovan individual that lived 128,000 years to 227,000 years ago.

Found Its Branch

Ancient mitochondrial genome analysis gives the enigmatic Macrauchenia a place on the phylogenetic tree, the New York Times reports.

The Brown University spinout wants to apply its algorithms to help improve personalized cancer treatments.

Mitochondrial and nuclear genome sequences from straight-tusked elephants indicated they were a sister lineage to African forest elephants.

The virus spread according to a gravity model between large population centers, and its movements were affected by geographical distance.

An analysis of Aboriginal Australian samples stretching back to the 1920s suggests these populations may have been on the continent for up to 50,000 years.

A retrospective analysis of Enterococcus faecium isolates from a UK hospital provided clues to infection sources and antibiotic resistance patterns.

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In PLOS this week: signs of positive selection at autism-linked variants, gut microbiome difference between active and sedentary women, and more.

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Five researchers are to share this year's Albany Medical Center Prize for their work on the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing tool, the AP reports.

Stat News reports on how white supremacists cope with surprising genetic ancestry testing results.

In Genome Research this week: sex-biased gene expression evolution in malaria mosquitos, method to find ancient selective sweeps, and more.

Iceland has nearly eliminated Down syndrome from its population, CBS News reports.