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Researchers present the mitochondrial genome from the 2,330-year-old remains of man who lived in Southern Africa in Genome Biology and Evolution. Archaeological evidence and bone analysis indicated that the man was a marine forager and lived in the region prior to the arrival of migrating pastoralists.

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NPR reports that researchers in Italy are testing a gene drive aimed at controlling mosquito populations.

Researchers may experience the effects of the government shutdown for a while, the Los Angeles Times reports.

A new study finds that the majority of patients at a Tijuana clinic received a diagnosis after first-line genome sequencing, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

In Genome Biology this week: post-transcriptional modification-based stratification of glioblastoma, single-cell analysis of gene expression and methylation in human iPSCs, and more.