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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.

Arnold Böcklin: Die Pest (1889)

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.

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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.