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Parakeet Extinction

A new genetic analysis implicates people in the extinction of Carolina parakeets, according to National Geographic.

Using genomic data for hundreds of ancient Europeans, research teams retraced the spread of the Beaker complex culture as well as interactions between pastoralists and hunter-gatherers.

Clustered mutation signatures in more than 1,000 tumors led to a process that appears to contribute to the development of some cancer driver mutations.

An international team analyzed the genomes of 65 wild-born chimpanzees and 10 bonobos to uncover evidence of gene flow.

The analysis also uncovered hints of admixture with an unknown hominin population among South and Southeast Asians.

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Applied Biosystems, Translational Genomics Research Institute, National Center for Genome Resources, Kognitio, University of Cambridge, Genomatix, LabCorp, Duke University, DNAPrint Genomics

The center will use the GGA in disease and epigenetics research.

According to BBC News, the global vaccine-sharing initiative has sent its first shipment, which arrived in Ghana this week.

CNN reports that a US Food and Drug Administration document says Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine meets the requirements to receive an Emergency Use Authorization.

Researchers in France are developing a new, fast test for SARS-CoV-2 that initial testing indicates may be highly accurate, the Guardian says.

In Cell this week: analysis of fitness patterns among SARS-CoV-2 isolates, single-cell transcriptome analysis of immune features in COVID-19, and more.