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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.

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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.

Researchers reported on the spotted gar genome, representing a ray-finned fish lineage that diverged prior to the whole-genome duplication affecting the teleost lineage.

The researchers sequenced bacteria samples sourced from all over the world to reconstruct a phylogenetic tree and learn how it evolved to have multidrug resistance. 

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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.