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In an advance, online publication of Nature this week, an international research team reports "the genome-wide structure of the Jewish people." The researchers used high-density bead arrays to genotype individuals from 14 Jewish diaspora communities and when compared with the patterns of genome-wide diversity from 69 non-Jewish populations, the team distinguished "the variegated genetic architecture of the Middle East, and trace the origins of most Jewish Diaspora communities to the Levant

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Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.