phylogenetics Comprehensive Genealogy Spanning Modern, Ancient Humans Emerges from Large-Scale Genomic Analysis Using a non-parametric tree-recording approach, researchers established a "genealogy of everyone" that is expected to inform human evolutionary studies. SARS-CoV-2-Related Coronaviruses From Bats in Laotian Caves Can Infect Human Cells Researchers found sarbecoviruses in bats that bind more efficiently to the human ACE2 receptor protein than SARS-CoV-2. SARS-CoV-2 Genomes Reveal Dynamics of England's Alpha, Delta Variant Surges Analyzing SARS-CoV-2 isolates circulating in England over 10 months up to June 2021, researchers saw a series of epidemics dominated by distinct viral lineages. Hepatitis B Virus Evolution Untangled Using Ancient DNA Using samples from more than 100 ancient individuals, investigators linked hepatitis B virus lineages to ancient hunter-gatherer groups in South America and Eurasia. Grammar Reflects Population Genetics in Northeast Asia, Study Finds A study spanning 14 populations and 11 language groups suggested that genetics and grammar track one another more closely than other cultural characteristics. Jun 29, 2021 Ancient Yersinia Pestis Shows No Link to Neolithic Population Decline Jun 16, 2021 Sequencing Study Uncovers MERS-Related Coronavirus in Swiss Bats Jun 8, 2021 Genomic Study Highlights Summer Travel Role in SARS-CoV-2 Variant Spread in Europe Apr 14, 2021 Genomic, Epidemiological Analysis Traces SARS-CoV-2 P.1 Lineage Emergence in Brazil Dec 11, 2020 Phylogenetic Analysis Shows How Superspreader Events Fueled SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic Nov 24, 2020 Austrian SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Study Delivers Details for Superspreader Events Early in Pandemic Nov 12, 2020 Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Spread Common in Close Quarters, US Military Studies Suggest Oct 29, 2020 Dozens of Introduction Events Sparked SARS-CoV-2 Spread in Oregon, Sequence Data Suggests Premium Oct 8, 2020 Genomic Data Helps Explain Yaws Re-emergence, Antibiotic Resistance in Papua New Guinea Sep 24, 2020 Antibiotic Resistance Spread in Europe Informed by Bacterial Plasmid Sequencing Jun 11, 2020 Coronavirus Pathogenicity Clues Uncovered Using Machine-Learning Approach Apr 17, 2020 SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Epidemiology Suggests Reintroductions, Domestic Spread in China, US Apr 13, 2020 SARS-CoV-2 Genomes Let Researchers Retrace Viral Spread, Mitigation Effects Mar 27, 2020 SARS-CoV-2-Related Coronaviruses Found in Pangolins Feb 10, 2020 Coronavirus Genome Annotation Reveals Amino Acid Differences With Other SARS Viruses Oct 2, 2019 Plague Genomes Reveal How Pandemic Spread in 14th, 18th Centuries Sep 11, 2019 Strep A Sequences Point to Potential Scarlet Fever Culprit in the UK Aug 1, 2019 Evolution, History of Transmissible Dog Cancer Untangled With New Exome Sequences May 28, 2019 Group A Streptococcus Vaccine Target Candidates Identified From Global Genome Set May 24, 2019 Leptospira Genome Set Leads to New Species, Refined Classification Scheme Load More Breaking News Mitochondrial Protein Resource Reveals New Disease Players StageZero Life Sciences, DiagnoseAtHome Partner on Multicancer Blood Test OraSure Technologies Selected by HHS to Provide COVID-19 School Testing Hologic Obtains CE Mark for Molecular Epstein-Barr, BK Virus Assays Multiomics Startup Pleno Closes $15M Funding Round SeekIn Gets CE Mark for Cancer Treatment Response Monitoring Kit The Scan UK Moves to Allow Sale of Gene-Edited Food The UK is moving ahead to allow the sale of gene-edited food in England, Scotland, and Wales, according to New Scientist. Questions for the Field Stat News writes that the alleged Buffalo shooter's citation of genetics research raises questions about what the field can do. Cell Studies on Tumor Evolution in Mouse Model of Lung Cancer, Stereo-seq, Bacteriophage Responses In Cell this week: tumor evolution tracked in mouse model of lung cancer, organogenesis mapped using Stereo-seq, and more. Taking Stock of the Stockpile The US and European countries are evaluating their smallpox vaccine stockpiles as the number of monkeypox cases increases, the Washington Post reports.