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
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Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.
The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.
Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.
In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.