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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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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.