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HPV Through the Ages

Researchers trace the origin of one human papillomavirus lineage to Neanderthals or Denisovans, Vox reports.

Researchers from the US and Germany assembled the genome of the small nocturnal primate and found a number of unusual insertions, including a complete mitochondrial genome.

Researchers analyzed cytosine methylation profiles for 34 angiosperm plants, considering methylation levels and distribution across flowering plant families.

A Georgia Tech team used random mutagenesis on a red fluorescent protein gene to develop a phylogeny to test algorithms that reconstruct ancestral sequences.


With DNA sequences gleaned from owl pellet samples, researchers characterized phylogenetic relationships for a shrew-like creature called the Island Murderer.

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Researchers sequenced the genomes of 157 industrial strains of yeast, and found differences correlating to how the strains are used.

This is a black snub-nosed monkey.

Researchers performed whole-genome sequencing and built phylogenetic trees to elucidate the biology of this mountain tree-dwelling species.

Using genome sequencing and comparative genomics, two research teams characterized the black streak disease-causing pathogen and related fungal species.


With the help of a new draft genome assembly, researchers have found that a Southeast Asian gliding mammal called the colugo is closely related to primates. 

A genome sequencing study suggests eastern and red wolves are coyote-gray wolf hybrids, which could bear on gray wolf conservation.


In Science this week: convergent evolution in bird hemoglobin, and more.

The Wall Street Journal speaks with patients affected by questionable test results from Theranos.

Researchers link variants in TACR3 to hot flashes during menopause, Live Science reports.

Kuwait says it will alter its law requiring citizens and visitors to provide DNA samples, New Scientist reports.