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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.

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Researchers sequenced the genomes of 157 industrial strains of yeast, and found differences correlating to how the strains are used.

This is a black snub-nosed monkey.

Researchers performed whole-genome sequencing and built phylogenetic trees to elucidate the biology of this mountain tree-dwelling species.

In PLOS this week: variants that affect COPD biomarkers, high genetic diversity of Cryptococcus gattii in Brazil, and more.

A Texas-led team examined the phylogenetic trees of gut bacteria from humans, chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas, and found they largely reflect their hosts.

A Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute-led team analyzed the Y chromosome sequences of some 1,200 men from 26 populations, and constructed a phylogenetic tree.

Genetic analysis of Zika virus sequences has uncovered nucleotide and protein sequence changes, including one that may have a role in virulence.

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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.