phylogenetics

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: intra-tumor heterogeneity patterns, genomic analysis of Thoroughbred horse origins, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: influence of DNA architecture on genome editing, within-host HIV evolution, and more.

Researchers were able to estimate the number of active hematopoietic stem cells based on the number of somatic mutations present.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: DNA vaccine-based approach for Duchenne muscular dystrophy tested in mice, antimicrobial found in bear saliva, and more.

Using meat and clinical samples collected prospectively over a year, researchers found evidence for poultry-to-human transmission of Escherichia coli sequence type 131.

Brown bear.

By sequencing four ancient cave bears and comparing them to other bear species, researchers retraced historical admixture of cave bears and brown bears.

When researchers sequenced some 800 global Staphylococcus aureus isolates, they saw signs of previous jumps from humans to domestic animals and beyond.

Using genome sequencing and phylogenetics, researchers have shown that the industrial yeast Pichia kudriavzevii is genetically the same species as Candida krusei.

Starting with an 800-year-old sample from Norway, researchers retraced relationships between pig- and human-infecting Salmonella enterica lineages.

From infant skeletal remains going back hundreds of years, a team produced three Treponema pallidum genomes, representing both syphilis- and yaws-causing sub-species.

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In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

Octopuses might owe their intelligence to their liberal alterations to their genes, Cosmos reports.

Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

In Cell this week: genomic analysis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, effect of probiotics on the microbiome, and more.