phylogenomic analysis Sequencing Analysis Traces Origins of Malaria-Causing Parasite to Southeast Asia Plasmodium vivax likely spread from Southeast Asia through a series of founder events, in contrast to a proposed out-of-Africa scenario. Medieval Plague Genomes Help Retrace Pandemic's Routes Using newly sequenced and existing plague genomes, researchers saw signs that the Second Plague Pandemic may have involved multiple introductions to Europe. Zika Virus Genomes Elucidate Disease Spread in Central America, Mexico Researchers sequenced 61 Zika virus genomes isolated from patients in the region to reconstruct viral movements. Citrus Genomics, Phylogenetics Traces Fruits' Origins Researchers also used citrus genomes to untangle their relationships and suggest new taxonomic classifications. Phylogenomic Study Shows Utility of Ancient DNA Samples for Modern Research Two researchers devised a protocol to sequence DNA from ancient samples and tested it on 100-year-old museum specimens. Feb 25, 2016 Aboriginal Australian Sequencing Study Points to 55K Years of Genetic History Sep 25, 2015 Analysis of Viral, Cellular Proteomes Indicates Ancient Cellular Origin for Viruses Nov 7, 2014 International Team Uses Phylogenomic Approach to Explain the When and How of Insect Evolution Oct 1, 2012 Sequencing Study Yields Clues to Invasive Salmonella Emergence, Spread in Sub-Saharan Africa Feb 21, 2012 Phylogenetic Features Point to Human Source for Livestock MRSA Strain Dec 20, 2010 Researchers Use Modern Genomes to Reconstruct Ancient Gene Expansion Event Nov 1, 2010 International Team Tracks Plague Pathogen Patterns Using Sequencing and Phylogenetics Dec 23, 2009 GEBA Researchers Publish Results from Dozens of Bacterial, Archaeal Genomes Nov 17, 2009 Phylogenomic Study Points to Convergent Evolution in Humans and Elephants Jun 25, 2009 Study Suggests Diatom Genome Contains More Green Than Red Algal Genes Breaking News Children With Autism May Have Underdeveloped Gut Microbiomes, Metagenomic Analysis Finds Kiromic BioPharma Acquires InSilico Solutions Bio-Rad Laboratories, 10x Genomics Settle IP Lawsuits, Sign Global Cross-Licensing Agreement Scope Fluidics Obtains CE Mark for PCR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Panel MeMed COVID-19 Prognostic Test Receives CE Mark ERS Genomics Licenses CRISPR IP to Japan SLC The Scan Dropped Charges The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal. More Kids The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children. PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more. Purnell Choppin Dies Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.