This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, Svante Pääbo and his colleagues report on sequencing the genome of an archaic hominin to 1.9-fold coverage, using DNA obtained from a finger bone found in Denisova Cave in southern Siberia. The researchers compared that genome to those of Neandertals and modern humans.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen also contributed to brain research, NPR reports.

The New York Times reports on the shifting interpretations of what some genetic variants mean over time.

In Cell this week: investigation of metastatic tumor evolution, more than 16,000 genetic variants introduced into the budding yeast model organism, and more.

MIT's Technology Review reports on Genentech's pursuit of personalized cancer vaccines.