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phylogenetic analysis

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.

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.

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 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.