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Tracking Migration Through Genes

University of Michigan population geneticist Noah Rosenberg has collaborated with others to publish a paper in PLoS Genetics that looks at the genetic ancestry of Native Americans. It's part of a journal club that's hosted at the Computational Biology and Evolution blog. In the paper, they examine microsatellite markers of 29 Native American populations from Canada, Central America, and South America, and find evidence, according to Rosenberg, of one single migration from Siberia.

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.