This Week in Science

In Science this week, Richard Green at the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and his international colleagues report their draft sequence of the Neandertal genome, composed of more than four billion nucleotides from three individuals. When compared to the genomes of five present-day humans from around the globe, Green et al.

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.