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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new analysis suggests there were two instances of Denisovan admixture into modern humans.

Archaic hominins have left their mark on the modern human genome, as present-day Eurasians can trace about 2 percent of their genomes to Neanderthal origins, while Oceanians have inherited about 5 percent of their genomes from Denisovans.

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Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.

A WHO panel is calling for a global registry of human germline gene-editing projects, according to Stat News.

Vox writes that lab mishaps involving pathogens are quite common.

In Genome Biology this week: analysis of wild and cultivated peach genomes, Hi-C-based pipeline for assembling microbial genomes from metagenomic data, and more.

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This webinar will review a recent study that applied whole-genome sequencing and optical genome mapping to identify a large number of previously undetected somatic structural variants in leukemia samples.