University of Adelaide Ancient Caucasus Populations Profiled Researchers sequenced 45 individuals from the Caucasus and steppe region between 3,500 and 6,500 years ago, teasing out distinct populations and shared relationships. European PEP-NET Consortium Aims to Integrate Epigenetic Data With Mathematical Models Premium Participants aim to use predictive modeling to better understand epigenetic mechanisms, while encouraging the development of new technologies and therapies. Team Debuts Method for Assembling Phased Genomes From PacBio, Hi-C Data Premium With FALCON-Phase, investigators used PacBio long reads and Hi-C data from Phase Genomics to assemble a haplotype-phased, diploid genome for a hybrid bull. Lithium Response in Bipolar Disorder Linked to Schizophrenia-Related Variants A genome-wide association study meta-analysis found bipolar disorder patients with poor response to lithium have more polygenic risk factors for schizophrenia. Ancient DNA Study Sheds Light on European Bison Origin, Explains Early Cave Art 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. Jun 17, 2016 Ancient Mitochondrial DNA Provides Clues to Ice Age Megafauna Extinction Causes Jun 1, 2016 Ancient Peruvian Sequence Data Argue Against Population Replacement by Wari Empire Nov 23, 2015 Team Seeks Signs of Early Agricultural Adaptation in Hundreds of Ancient Genomes Jul 23, 2015 Ancient DNA Analysis Suggests Rapid Warming, Human Activity Drove Large Species to Extinction Apr 25, 2013 Genomics in the Journals : Apr 25, 2013 Feb 18, 2013 Ancient Plaque Provides Clues to Diet's Effects on Human Mouth Microbiome Aug 27, 2009 Nationwide $828K Proteomics Project Begins in Australia Targeting Multiple Sclerosis Premium Mar 2, 2009 BioRegion Newsmakers: Mar 2, 2009 Premium Breaking News Lunaphore Technologies, University of Bern Partner on Colorectal Cancer Study People in the News: New Appointments at Biocept, Novacyt, Centogene, Illumina, More In Brief This Week: Sophia Genetics, Twist Bioscience, Dante Labs, MGI, Codex DNA, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: SpeeDx, Bio-Techne, NuProbe, More DiaSorin Q2 Revenues Rise 20 Percent on SARS-CoV-2 Testing Demand Cepheid Gets $28M From BARDA for SARS-CoV-2 Tests The Scan Interfering With Invasive Mussels The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels. Participation Analysis A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports. Right Whales' Decline A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC. Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.