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phylogenetics

In PNAS this week: concerns regarding proposed SARS-CoV-2 phylogenetic network, adaptations that help Enterococcus establish infections, and more.

In PLOS this week: gene alteration linked to glaucoma, genome sequencing traces origin of lager yeast, and more.

In Genome Biology this week: computational approach to determine phylogenetic relationships from single-cell data, metagenomic classification pipeline, and more.

Independent teams reported on apparent SARS-CoV-2 transmission events in China's Guangdong province and in Connecticut, using genome sequence, travel, and epidemiology data.

Researchers have been using Nextstrain, which includes data for thousands of SARS-CoV-2 genomes, to study how the virus accrues mutations over time.

pangolin

A sequencing analysis led by researchers at Shantou University in China provides evidence that pangolins may be an intermediary host for SARS-CoV-2.

Still Following It

Bloomberg writes that Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Trevor Bedford and his colleagues continue to use viral genomics to track SARS-CoV-2.

Chinese researchers conducted a systematic comparison between the newly discovered coronavirus genome and SARS-like viruses that caused previous epidemics.

In PLOS this week: role for TWIST1 gene expression in vascular disease risk, new Campylobacter species, and more.

In PNAS this week: cytotoxic CD4 T cell signature in supercentenarians, evolutionary history of beetles, and more.

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Nobel laureates and scientific societies urge NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services to revisit the recent decision to end funding for a coronavirus grant.

Bloomberg reports that BGI's SARS-CoV-2 testing sites in the Middle East have raised concerns among US officials.

A new Pew Research Center poll finds confidence in medical researchers has grown among US adults since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

In Science this week: machine learning algorithm for faster Mendelian disorder diagnoses, gene linked to safe response to nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, and more.