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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

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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An opinion piece in the New York Times urges lawmakers to keep genetic protections in place.

Research funding in Canada is to remain mostly the same, ScienceInsider reports.

In Science this week: random DNA replication errors play role in cancer, and more.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.