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A new analysis suggests warming, not the arrival of humans, led to the extinction of the woolly rhinoceros thousands of years ago, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: single-cell RNA sequencing approach to study mRNA synthesis and degradation rates, atlas of protein-coding genes in human, pig, and mouse brains, and more.

Researchers have sequenced an ancient puppy found in permafrost, but still can't tell if it was a dog or a wolf.

The companies will work with collaborators at Stockholm University to integrate their respective technologies for in situ sequencing and tissue processing.

In Genome Biology this week: catalog of curated human genes and transcripts; potential biomarkers for aging; and more.

The funding is being provided to a number of early-career investigators and collaborative research groups using genomics and other technologies.

By sequencing seven new Mesolithic individuals, researchers retraced two hunter-gatherer migrations into Scandinavia after the Last Glacial Maximum.

Genetic analysis indicates a high-ranking Viking warrior was a woman, according to Gizmodo.

Late Pleistocene woolly mammoths.

Researchers sequenced a 44,800-year-old Siberian woolly mammoth genome and a Wrangel Island mammoth that lived 4,300 year ago, close to the time of extinction.

A Swedish-led team has published details on an in situ sequencing method that uses sequencing-by-ligation on short nucleotide fragments to track specific messenger RNAs in cell collections or tissue samples.

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UK Royal Statistical Society is organizing a working group to develop guidelines for assessing COVID-19 tests, the Guardian reports.

The Washington Post reports that the White House chief of staff has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to justify the stricter standards it is seeking for a coronavirus vaccine.

President Donald Trump's "good genes" comment raises eugenics concerns, CNN reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of tremor condition, analysis of a West and Central African tree used in traditional medicine, and more.