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 People in the News at Pacific Biosciences, Metabolon, NeoGenomics, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Tethis, Invitae, PerkinElmer, More In Brief This Week: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bruker, Quantum-Si, BioMérieux, More Luminex Obtains CE Marking for MDx Panel to Detect Flu A/B, RSV, COVID-19 Palmetto Finalizes Positive LCD for Prostate Cancer Risk Tests Gene Expression, Histology Reveal Clues for Targeted Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment The Scan Call for a Different Tack Experts weigh the value of recent experiments testing genetically modified pig kidneys using brain-dead individuals, according to Nature News. Wastewater Warning The New York Times reports that wastewater surveillance in some parts of the US point to a possible surge. Can't Get in the Program Due to the Northern Ireland protocol dispute, the European Union is preventing UK researchers from joining the Horizon Europe research program, the Times of London reports. Science Paper on Spatial-Controlled Genome Editing In Science this week: approach to enable a CRISPR-Cas13a-based system to be used as a cancer therapy.