University of Adelaide researchers suggest that LINE-1 transposable elements may have driven the spit between therian mammals and monotremes.
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.
Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.
In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.
With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.