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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

The funding, from the Australian Research Council's Linkage Projects funding scheme and MS Research Australia, is for four years and supports the discovery of proteins that cause MS.

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The Wall Street Journal reports that National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins' response to contamination concerns at the agency might have delayed care.

The final revision of the Common Rule doesn't include the proposed change requiring consent for leftover biospecimens.

The first Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology papers show mixed results.

In Nature this week: mobile phone-based targeted DNA sequencing, and more.