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In PNAS this week: gypsy moth genome sequenced, phylogenomic analysis of Polyneopterans, and more.
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.
President Donald Trump might not approve the stricter standards the US Food and Drug Administration is developing for authorizing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Politico.
Wired reports that Oxitec has now developed a genetically modified fall armyworm.
A large genetic study finds SARS-CoV-2 viruses with a certain variant are spreading more than others, according to the Washington Post.
In Nature this week: sister-chromatid-sensitive chromosome conformation capture approach, and more.