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Though the effect of reference bias was inconsistent, the authors of a new study said it highlights the need for tools or approaches to minimize it.

Individuals with northern genetic ancestry were buried with more grave goods than individuals with local southern genetic ancestry, the researchers found.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: genome-wide chromatin accessibility profile of mouse tissues, urea cycle dysregulation in cancer, and more.

In Genome Research this week: clonal evolution analysis of acute myeloid leukemia, computational pipeline to examine relationships between bacterial pathogens, and more.

A Stony Brook University-led team re-analyzed the FOXP2 gene for signs of selection using a larger, more diverse cohort, but were unable to find any.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: environmental DNA can help in studies of marine animals, and more.

With integrated data for thousands of TCGA tumors, teams explored cancer subtypes, searched for prognostic insights, began mapping immune cell interactions, and more.

New ancient DNA studies have revealed female-biased migrations into Bavaria during the Middle Ages and more ancient Neolithic farmer expansions into Iberia.

Researchers studying pigmentation in KhoeSan individuals found that more genes are involved in determining skin tone than previous studies had determined.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: transcriptional read-through in stressed cells, genome stability role for the epigenetic regulator CTCF, and more.

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Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.