NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – New research is casting doubt on the notion that there was extensive pre-Columbian trading between Polynesia and South America.
 
An international team of researchers sequenced mitochondrial DNA from 41 Chilean chickens and analyzed their phylogenetic relationships by comparing them with available ancient samples and with more than 1,000 modern domestic chickens from different parts of the world.
 

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Women with breast or ovarian cancer living in medically underserved regions of the US are less likely to get recommended BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic testing, according to a new study.

Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

In Genome Research this week: clonal evolution analysis of acute myeloid leukemia, computational pipeline to examine relationships between bacterial pathogens, and more.

Elephants may have "re-animated" a pseudogene to help stave off cancer, according to the New York Times.