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A genome-wide association study meta-analysis found bipolar disorder patients with poor response to lithium have more polygenic risk factors for schizophrenia.

The Atlantic writes that retrotransposons like BovB have proliferated in a number of genomes.

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In Nature this week: analysis of DNA from Neanderthal tooth plaque, method for measuring chromatin contacts, and more.

Researchers found the European bison's origins go back to ancient interbreeding between steppe bison and cattle, shedding light on early cave art detailing the animal.

Mitochondrial sequences and radiocarbon data on dozens of Patagonian samples suggest Ice Age megafauna disappeared a thousand or more years after humans arrived.

Continuity in mitochondrial genomes present at an archeological site in Lima suggests cultural diffusion contributed to expansion of an imperialist Wari group.

Using 230 ancient genomes, researchers have identified source populations for early European farmers and uncovered signs of selection associated with the transition to this lifestyle.

Scientists found that extinctions of many species during the last glacial period coincided with periods of rapid warming.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In Nature Genetics, two teams described the immune region-focused, Immunochip array-based strategy that they used to find sites in the genome with ties to a serious liver disease called

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Dental disease-causing bacteria rose through the ranks of mouth microbiomes as humans transitioned from hunter-gather diets to a diet centered around agriculture and again, more recently, as human diets began including processed foods, according to a new Nature Gen

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.