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In Nature this week: MassIVE.quant resource houses mass spectrometry-based proteomic data, influence of Viking genetics on European populations, and more.

Researchers studied the genetic structure of Viking Age Scandinavian populations, along with migrations and the adoption of Viking culture by non-Scandinavians.

In Science this week: researchers recover near-complete smallpox virus genomes from Viking Age-individuals, and more.

Researchers used sequence data from variola virus strains in 11 "Viking Age" individuals from northern Europe to gain new clues about smallpox evolution.

Ancient samples from more than a dozen archaeological sites suggests population movement from South America preceded by at least two earlier migration waves.

Independent research teams have tackled the genetic history of the Levant, Anatolia, and other parts of the Near East to retrace population movement and mixing since the Bronze Age.

Protein profiling on ancient dental enamel samples suggests Homo antecessor was part of a lineage that split from that leading to modern humans and Neanderthals.

Ring Materials

Discover magazine writes that paleoproteomics is increasing being used in archaeology, paleoanthropology, and paleontology, including a recent study of a 6,000-year-old ring. 

From the Depths

Researchers have sequenced the genome of the depth-dwelling giant squid.

With metagenomic sequencing on birch pitch, investigators sequenced a 5,700-year-old individual from Sweden, along with sequences from her meal and her oral microbes.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

This week in Science: Neanderthal Y chromosomes replaced by Homo sapiens Y chromosomes, and more.