The developers of a web-based tool originally designed to track flu virus evolution have released versions of their software that track changes in other troublesome viruses.
In PLOS this week: population history of Ethiopia's Ari Blacksmith group, molecular epidemiological analysis of dengue in Bhutan, and more.
The gene duplication pattern researchers observed in yeast better fit with an ancient hybridization event than with a whole-genome duplication event.
In PLOS this week: locus linked to non-syndromic hearing loss, phylogenetic relationships of Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates, and more.
In PLOS this week: missense variant linked to form of primary open-angle glaucoma, sapovirus genome sequence, and more.
A later change in the protease gene likely enabled the bacterium to cause the invasive infection of bubonic plague.
The scientists sequenced 85 Ebola virus samples collected last year, mostly in or around the capital Conakry.
Two teams from Europe and the US took the Oxford MinIon sequencer to West Africa to sequence Ebola samples.
Of 1,832 typhoid samples sequenced from 63 countries, 47 percent originated from a multi-drug resistant stain known as H58.
In PLOS this week: phylogenetic study of hepatitis E viruses in Swedish moose, recombination sites in the honeybee genome, and more.
According to New Scientist, GEDmatch changed its terms and conditions over the weekend to opt its users out of law enforcement searches.
The Atlantic looks into time spent pursuing gene leads generated through candidate gene studies.
A twin study uncovers evidence that genes may influence whether someone gets a dog, Martha Stewart reports.
In PNAS this week: Cdx2 cells can help regenerate heart tissue in mice following a heart attack, PIWI-interacting small RNA levels in human cancer, and more.