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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.

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.

University of Cambridge researchers compared fly, worm, and primate genomes and found that they contain a host of genes acquired from other organisms.

COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY (GenomeWeb) — By tracing mutations in hypermutable polyguanine repeats located in intergenic regions, researchers have been able to reconstruct the phylogenies of patients' cancers, giving insight into how metastases develop.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers from the Centres for Disease Control in Taiwan have isolated and genetically characterized a type of bird flu virus from a 20-year-old woman tha

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A study appearing online today in Nature suggests that convergent evolution at hundreds of sites across the genome has helped animals in at least three mammalian lineages acquire the ability to navigate with the help of sound.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A bevy of studies appearing this week in Nature Genetics traced the evolution of the tuberculosis-causing bacterium from its pre-Neolithic roots to today's modern, and increasingly drug-resistant, strains.

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The University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna reflects at Science on the anniversary of the announcement of the birth of twin girls who underwent genome editing.

By studying its enamel proteome, researchers have found the ancient ape Gigantopithecus blacki belongs to a sister clade to that of orangutans.

Bloomberg Businessweek discusses genomics with BGI's Wang Jian.

In Science this week: researchers find transplanting the gut microbiome in mice affects physiology, and more.