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Vampire bats' ability to live off blood is etched in their genomes and gut microbiomes, the Scientist reports.

Researchers sequenced the genome of an ancient Caribbean woman to find present-day individuals are descendants of the indigenous Taino.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: ramifications of sexual recombination in bacteria, Mycobacterium leprae genome sequences, and more.

At the Plant and Animal Genome conference, a Danish researcher shared results from a SNP analysis of ancient grape seeds going back to the Medieval Period.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: a genomics search engine, and more.

Two papers in Nature Genetics found that loss-of-function variants in ADCY3 were associated with severe obesity, and that ADCY3 could be a treatment target.

Researchers sequenced the genome of an 11,500-year-old human sample from Beringia and compared its genome to those from other Native Americans.

A pair of researchers presents a new approach for gauging forensic Y-chromosome profile matches in PLOS Genetics.

Living DNA and its partners are aiming to create a detailed genetic map of the world based on people's DNA.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: variants associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder, review of key CRISPR enzymes, and more.

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CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.

Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.

An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.

In Science this week: genomic analysis of ancient and modern horses indicates population turnover, and more.