Genomic data for almost 300 ancient Eurasian horses points to lost equine lineages, horse relationships that reflect human interactions, and a recent loss in genetic diversity.
The index, which underperformed the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq, fell nearly 3 percent in April.
A GWAS involving more than 50,000 cases and controls revealed 10 known and 20 new risk loci, including loci with apparent ties to disease subtypes.
New Scientist reports that songbirds have an extra chromosome within their germline, but not other, cells.
Using genome sequence data for 429 accessions, an international team tracked chickpea's origin and spread, while identifying markers for important traits.
Australia's ABC News looks into what's next after the country decides not to regulate some gene editing of plants and animals.
An Australian twin study finds that environmental factors rather than genetic ones may sway early cavity development, Reuters reports.
In PLOS this week: HLA-region changes linked to lupus risk among East Asians, epigenome-wide association study of maternal circadian rhythm, and more.
The project plans to sequence 20,000 genomes in 2019, 50,000 by the end of 2020, and a total of 100,000 by the end of 2021 using Oxford Nanopore's PromethIon platform.
Illumina said that the DTC market is in "transition" from ancestry and genealogy to one driven by demand for health information.
The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.
Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.
Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.
In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.