The genomic analysis also found that drug resistance mutations have appeared locally, suggesting that the issue can still be addressed region by region.
In Genome Research this week: novel nematode gene families, approach to characterize nuclear bodies and other large ribonucleoprotein complexes, and more.
In PNAS this week: influence of DNA architecture on genome editing, within-host HIV evolution, and more.
A phylogenetic analysis that included multiple samples per patient suggests overlapping driver mutations make their way into multiple metastases in each patient.
The researchers also reported that cholera strains infecting members of the same household were highly similar, suggesting in-household transmissions.
From infant skeletal remains going back hundreds of years, a team produced three Treponema pallidum genomes, representing both syphilis- and yaws-causing sub-species.
An analysis of 3,800-year-old Yersinia pestis isolates pushed the advent of flea-based plague transmission back to around 4,000 years ago, earlier than once proposed.
Researchers sequenced 61 Zika virus genomes isolated from patients in the region to reconstruct viral movements.
A phylogenetic analysis of green-blooded lizards find the trait likely arose more than once, Reuters reports.
Researchers sequenced an ancient DNA from an extinct giant ground sloth to find it is a sister group to one group of modern sloths.
The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.
The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.
The US Department of Health and Human Services is beginning a series of meetings on human fetal tissue research, Stat News reports.
In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.