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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 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 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.

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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.