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.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

In Science this week: factors influencing retrotransposon integration sites, and more.

A bioethicist argues for the responsible use of germline gene editing.

Some breweries are using DNA-based testing to determine whether unwanted bacteria are affecting their beers, The Verge reports.

Standardized N-of-1 trials will be needed to test out personalized medicines, writes Nicholas Schork from the J. Craig Venter Institute at Nature.