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Researchers led by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology's Svante Pääbo present a 30x coverage genome sequence of a Denisovan individual in Science this week. To analyze the DNA from the ancient hominin, the researchers turned to a single-stranded DNA library preparation "as it will double its representation in the library." They add that they generated uniform overage of the genome and found that genetic diversity among Denisovans was low.

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An opinion piece in the New York Times urges lawmakers to keep genetic protections in place.

Research funding in Canada is to remain mostly the same, ScienceInsider reports.

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.