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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.

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.

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A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.

A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.

An Australian mother's conviction in the deaths of her children may be re-examined after finding that two of the children carried a cardiac arrhythmia-linked gene variant.

In Science this week: comparative analysis of sex differences in mammal gene expression, and more.