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BBC reports that researchers have kicked off a project aiming "to link the migration of men in the Bronze Age to the discovery of copper" -- for which they'll need DNA samples to help trace the predicted trail of Mediterranean people to northwest Wales some 4,000 years ago. "The researchers are building on previous work carried out in the area which found a much higher-than-average presence of a DNA marker that is commonly found in people from the Balkans and Spain," the article says.

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Nature News reports on the US National Science Foundation's investigations of undisclosed foreign ties among researchers it funds.

Researchers have developed a set of 10 principles to guide how a list of all species on earth should be put together, the Guardian reports.

Wired reports on a new firm developing a gene writing approach for therapeutic genome changes.

In Nature this week: a method called cis-X combines whole-genome and transcriptome sequencing data to identify regulatory noncoding variants, and more.