The Genographic Project has just published a paper in the American Journal of Human Genetics where researchers used mitochondrial DNA of more than 600 living Africans to show the how genetic diversity played out in Africa before people left the continent some 65,000 years ago. According to this article in The Economist, they found that two major lines emerged around 200,000 years ago, and for much of its history, the species was divided into

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.