This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, a team led by Harvard Medical School investigators report the results of a screening experiment of genomes of more than 1,000 modern-day humans, finding that present-day humans bear traces of Neandertal ancestry, but that Neandertal DNA is not distributed uniformly across the human genome.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.