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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A genome-wide association study of Latin Americans has uncovered novel loci lined to skin pigmentation. The study also pointed to the convergent evolution of lighter skin color among Eurasians.

The analysis examined skin pigmentation and eye color among more than 6,000 Latin Americans, who broadly have a combination of African, European, and Native American ancestry. Native Americans are closely related genetically to East Asians, as the Americas were settled by people migrating from Eastern Siberia some 15,000 to 20,000 years ago.

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In Science this week: platform to diagnose genetic disease in children, lung disease-causing genetic mutation corrected in mice, and more.

Wired reports on how genetic genealogy's use in forensics has exploded in the year since an arrest in the Golden State Killer case was made.

Retraction Watch reports that the increase in retracted papers at a journal is due to more resources there to tackle publication ethics.

New York City has settled with a forensic scientist who was fired after questioning a DNA testing approach used by the medical examiner's office, the New York Times reports.

May
15
Sponsored by
Thermo Fisher Scientific

This webinar will discuss how Radboud University Medical Center’s Department of Human Genetics is using exon-level copy number variant (CNV) detection by microarray to assist its efforts in constitutional genome testing.