Using newly sequenced and existing plague genomes, researchers saw signs that the Second Plague Pandemic may have involved multiple introductions to Europe.
Researchers sequenced 61 Zika virus genomes isolated from patients in the region to reconstruct viral movements.
Sequencing has helped clarify the baleen whale family tree, though the researchers tell the New York Times it's more of a phylogenetic network.
Researchers also used citrus genomes to untangle their relationships and suggest new taxonomic classifications.
In PNAS this week: variants influencing Alzheimer's disease, classification framework for tropical plants, and more.
Two researchers devised a protocol to sequence DNA from ancient samples and tested it on 100-year-old museum specimens.
The study refutes previous theories suggesting that Aboriginal Australians descended from populations migrating from India 4,000 years ago.
A proteomic and phylogenomic analysis places viruses on a universal tree of life and suggests that they evolved in parallel with modern cells.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new phylogenomic study has provided the most comprehensive picture of the insect family tree to date, pinning down when and how insect species diverged from one another.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The scourge of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa may have created circumstances that helped aid the spread of invasive Salmonella infections in the region, according to a ph
The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.
The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.
Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.
In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.