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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.

And Aren't Vulcan

A phylogenetic analysis of green-blooded lizards find the trait likely arose more than once, Reuters reports.

Up in the Trees

Researchers sequenced an ancient DNA from an extinct giant ground sloth to find it is a sister group to one group of modern sloths.

Sequencing has helped clarify the baleen whale family tree, though the researchers tell the New York Times it's more of a phylogenetic network.

Two studies have found that analyzing the timing of horizontal gene transfer events can help date microbial phylogenies.

Using haplotype profiling, phylogenetics, and other analyses, researchers retraced sickle allele emergence to a single event occurring roughly 7,300 years ago.

Researchers report on a genetic analysis of ravens that indicates a species reversal event took place, according to the Guardian.

With new sequences from ancient Botai and Eurasian horses, researchers pinned early domestication to an area north of Kazakhstan. 

An international team analyzed almost 6,500 Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from around the world to find new and known resistance mutations.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.