phylogenetics

The researchers analyzed samples from 161 dog breeds to examine the origins of modern dogs and examine the haplotypes of each clade.

Bacteria living inside human, chimp, gorilla, and monkey lice appear to have evolved alongside the parasitic pests.

The virus spread according to a gravity model between large population centers, and its movements were affected by geographical distance.

Researchers described a vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus infection transmitted from a liver donor to recipient, ruling out hospital-acquired infection with genomics.

Snakehead (Channa argus).

The genome may serve as a resource for those studying the fish, which is economically important in some parts of the world and an invasive species in others. 

Researchers applied their gene genealogy interrogation approach to fish in the otophysan clade before moving on to other branches in the tree of life.

Old Infections

Researchers have isolated Staphylococcus saprophyticus and Gardnerella vaginalis from an 800-year-old skeleton, New Historian reports.

A phylogenetic analysis of gut microbial communities in the Inuit population revealed broad similarities to gut microbiomes from individuals in the city of Montreal.

Researchers sequenced and analyzed the genomes of nine new Streptococcus pyogenes isolates involved in throat, pharynx, or other infections in Lebanon.

By analyzing hundreds of rabies virus genomes from isolates collected over 65 years, researchers characterized evolutionary features in two main RABV groups.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.