This Week in Nature

Researchers led by the University of Copenhagen's Eske Willerslev report in Nature that they have sequenced an ancient horse — the oldest creature to be sequenced — along with a number of other, related species. The ancient horse, between 560,000 years and 780,000 years old, was sequenced to 1.12 times using the Illumina and Helicos platforms.

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In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.