phylogenetics

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: Madariaga virus linked to pediatric acute febrile illness cases in Haiti, tool to screen for viral infection in human cell lines, and more.

Using real-time nanopore metagenomic sequencing, researchers ruled out enhanced human-to-human transmission of Lassa virus during an outbreak in Nigeria last year.

Using sequences from a 4,900-year-old Swedish gravesite, researchers identified a pathogenic form of Yersinia pestis circulating in Europe during the Neolithic Period.

Researchers trained a machine-learning model to predict animal reservoirs or insect vectors for dozens of "orphan" viruses with unknown natural sources.

Using biorepository strains, researchers from the J. Craig Venter Institute and elsewhere profiled Zika virus consensus sequences, variant patterns, and phylogenetics.

The genomic analysis also found that drug resistance mutations have appeared locally, suggesting that the issue can still be addressed region by region.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: effect of PD-L1 expression on immunotherapy response, endogenous retrovirus segregation in European rabbits, and more.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genetic loci tied to chronic back pain, genetic diversity of vampire bat-borne Bartonella bacteria, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.

This Week in PLOS

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

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Researchers are refining a tool to predict a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, according to the Guardian.

According to Stat News, the partial government shutdown in the US could soon affect the ability of the Food and Drug Administration to review new drugs.

In PNAS this week: gypsy moth genome sequenced, phylogenomic analysis of Polyneopterans, and more.

CNN reports that people's genes tend to have a greater influence on their risk of developing disease than their environment, but it varies by phenotype.