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Alemannic burial site.

At a 7th century German burial site, researchers saw genetic markers from populations in northern Europe, southern Europe, and the Mediterranean.

Using genome sequencing and phylogenetics, researchers have shown that the industrial yeast Pichia kudriavzevii is genetically the same species as Candida krusei.

Long Lives of Bats

Researchers report that the telomeres of a long-lived bat don't shorten with age.

A new study stratified the Irish population into 10 genetic clusters that largely line up with geographic and political boundaries.

Researchers plan to sequence 5,000 genomes and collect health and fitness data to tease out the role of genetics in things like aerobic capacity and bone density.

The Irish Times looks into whether everyone benefits the same from advice to exercise and eat right.

The work offers a proof of concept for the notion that dynamic models of signaling could serve as more effective biomarkers than discrete molecular markers.

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.

A team of Irish researchers sequenced an ancient aurochs genome to examine the domestication of cattle.

Retrogenix has tapped Matthew Britz to be its North American business development director. Britz will operate out of the UK firm's newly established US office in Cambridge, Mass.

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Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.

The New York Times reports that evidence linking trauma in one generation to epigenetic effects that influence subsequent generations may be overstated.

ScienceInsider reports that US National Institutes of Health researchers were told in the fall they could not obtain new human fetal tissue.

In PNAS this week: skin pigmentation evolution among KhoeSan, biomarkers for dengue virus progression, and more.