This Week in Science

In this week's Science, an international team of researchers report on their genetic analysis of DNA obtained from the leg bone of an ancient European Russian man — one of the earliest examples of a modern human — and showed that western Eurasian and East Asian lineages had already split from each other by about 37,000 years ago.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

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