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

This Week in PNAS

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.

A pair of researchers from the US and China analyzed dengue virus gene sequences to find that the same strains seemed to persist year after year.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of 200 bird species, and more.

Researchers performed whole exome sequencing on primary tumors and brain metastases to uncover key genetic differences that suggest treatment targets.

A strain of the Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome coronavirus found in a man diagnosed with MERS-CoV in Guangdong province is a recombined form of the virus.

The present-day Basque population carries genetic patterns resembling those in Iberian farmers related to other early European farmer groups.


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.