This Week in PNAS

Researchers from the US, Germany, Australia, and Peru included mitochondrial DNA sequence data in their analysis of pre-Columbian population patterns in Peru. The team sequenced hyper-variable 1 regions in mtDNA from more than 200 ancient individuals from southern Peru. Together with existing mtDNA data, the sequences suggested that at least two large migrations and related cultural shifts occurred in the region.

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.