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An international team of researchers used ancient and modern genome sequences to examine the admixture and population history of Finland.

A human-Neanderthal admixture event likely occurred before East Asian and European lineages diverged, while later events involved only East Asian or European lineages.

Three studies encompassing dozens of ancient genomes are offering a closer look at complex historical population spread in North, Central, and South America.

Separate research groups have examined the genomes of modern and ancient Mongolian populations to study their ancestry, finding a relationship to Native Americans.

Participants aim to use predictive modeling to better understand epigenetic mechanisms, while encouraging the development of new technologies and therapies.

Scientists say that a DARPA project to use bugs to modify plant genes could be viewed as a bioweapon, the Associated Press reports.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: series of reviews about gene modification, and more.

Axolotl

Using single-cell RNA sequencing and reporter lineage tracking, researchers delved into the cellular and molecular processes of axolotl limb regeneration.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.

The VGP released its first 15 high-quality reference genome assemblies today, which are part of the project's first phase to sequence 260 vertebrate genomes.

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A genome-wide association study highlights a potential role for hair follicles in acne risk, according to New Scientist.

Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.

In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.

Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.