phylogenomic analysis

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

Using a new phylogenomic method known as the "analyzer of gene and species trees," or AnGST method, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Broad Institute have gained insights into a period of gene expansion that occurred billions of years ago.

By sequencing and comparing Yersinia pestis isolates from around the world, researchers have uncovered genetic clues about the plague pathogen and its history.

Researchers involved in the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project reported on the first 56 microbial genomes to be sequenced and analyzed through that effort in Nature online today.

A phylogenomic comparison of more than a dozen vertebrate genomes suggests similar brain-related genes have undergone adaptive evolution in the ancestors of humans and elephants.

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Researchers test gene therapy targeting a different cancer protein in a new trial, the New York Times reports.

Pennsylvania State University researchers found that salivary microRNAs could predict which kids would have longer concussion symptoms, according to NPR.

The Associated Press reports Alex Azar, the new Department of Health and Human Services secretary nominee, made millions of dollars as a pharmaceutical executive.

In PNAS this week: immune profiling of breast cancer, transposable element patterns in rice, and more.