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In two papers appearing in Science, Svante Pääbo and his team at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology report their work to sequence and analyze a draft Neandertal nuclear genome. They compared the Neandertal genome to those from chimpanzees and modern humans, with results suggesting that there was gene flow from Neandertals to humans.

Patrick Hurban and Louise Grant are joining Expression Analysis' scientific management team. Hurban will serve as vice president of research and development and Grant will be director of operations.

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In Nucleic Acids Research this week: ProTraits includes genetic, phenotypic data on bacteria, archaea; Candida albicans assembly 22; and more.

The Wall Street Journal reports that researchers are looking beyond Cas9 for CRISPR editing.

Familial DNA searches in criminal cases are winning over some critics, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Genomics may help the Cavendish banana from succumbing to fungal infections, a trio of researchers writes at the Conversation.