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In PNAS this week: signals of natural selection among Indigenous populations of North America, population and social structures of several European Stone Age burial sites, and more.

In a pair of papers, the researchers reported that the sugar pine genome largely comprises transposable elements and contains conifer-specific Dicer-like proteins.

The approach uses a technique called Earth mover's distance borrowed from image processing to identify differentially expressed genes across a set of samples.

The center expands the collaboration between the two organizations at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine.

Chromsomal array testing had a higher diagnostic yield in the study than standard procedures, and could have value as a first step before referring patients to further tests.

Included in the funding is about $2.5 million specifically to develop tools and resources for animal breeding genetics and genomics.

The study represents the first time protein design algorithms have been used to prospectively predict viable resistance mutations in bacteria in response to antibiotic pressure

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Connecticut has inked a partnership with KeraFast to make stem cells developed at the university available globally.

BioMarker Strategies has appointed Jerry Parrott as its new president, CEO, and director, effective immediately.

Marc Lalande has been appointed to the new position of executive director of Genomics and Personalized Medicine Programs at the University of Connecticut where he will help lead the development of research and training programs for the Institute of System

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.