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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) ― Scientists at AncestryDNA, the consumer genomics wing of Ancestry.com, have used clients' microarray data to reconstruct the partial genome of a common ancestor who was born more than 200 years ago.

The feat was made possible by a new AncestryDNA feature called DNA Circles, which uses customers' genomic data to connect them to a probably common ancestor, typically one who lived during the past two centuries.

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A South African university has told the Wellcome Sanger Institute to return DNA samples it has from indigenous African communities, The Times reports.

The University of California, Berkeley's Rasmus Nielsen and Xinzhu Wei have retracted their CCR5 gene paper due to a technical artifact.

 

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In PNAS this week: researchers compare two high-grade neuroendocrine lung cancers, height among ancient Europeans, and more.

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