This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, a team from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and elsewhere reports on the discovery of the oldest known human DNA. Mitochondrial DNA was extracted from the femur of a 400,000-year-old hominin found in Northern Spain. From this, the investigators were able to reconstruct an almost complete mitochondrial genome of the early human.

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US National Science Foundation is continuing its responsible research conduct training policy despite its flaws, ScienceInsider reports.

A CRISPR-themed meeting explored how the tool could and should be used, Wired reports.

In Science this week: database of proteins' effects on cancer, targeted error correction sequencing, and more.