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This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international team led by investigators in Australia presents evidence suggesting that the arrival of humans to New Zealand hastened the disappearance of a group of large, flightless birds known as moa. For their analysis, the researchers genotyped hundreds of moa belonging to four species using remains stretching back almost 13,000 years in some cases.

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Pacific Biosciences is hosting a competition in which researchers are vying to win free sequencing for an organism with the most interesting genome.

An opinion piece appearing in Newsday likens familial DNA searches to stop-and-frisk policies.

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