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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. 

A phylogenetic study based on genomic and/or transcriptomic data from dozens of arachnid taxa provided insights into spider relationships and orb web evolution.

In PNAS this week: identification of human follicle mite lineages using mtDNA, copy number expansions in cattle NK-lysin gene, and more.

Researchers sequenced the mitochondrial genome of an ancient Incan boy.

A team of researchers performed targeted sequencing to examine the genetic evolution of melanoma and found evidence for an intermediate type of lesion.

In Genome Research this week: feline phylogenetic tree indicates admixture among cats, computational approach for uncovering variants involved in adaptation, and more.

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In PLOS this week: Mycobacterium abscessus linked to gastric conditions, placental gene expression changes associated with preterm birth, and more.

The Guardian reports that UK universities are looking into ways to reduce labs' reliance on single-use plastics.

People with certain gene variants tend to not like vegetables, particularly bitter ones, CNN reports.

MIT's Technology Review reports on a company's genetic test that gauges an embryo's susceptibility to certain diseases.