This Week in PNAS

In study slated to appear online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology's Svante Pääbo and colleagues report on genetic findings for a 40,000-year-old human related to both Asian and Native American populations. The researchers sequenced the mitochondrial genome and a non-repetitive stretch of sequence from chromosome 21 using DNA from human remains found in Tianyuan Cave in northern China. They also profiled some 3,000 polymorphic regions in the ancient genome.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.