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With genome sequences and/or array-based genotypes for ancient and modern individuals in Patagonia, researchers retraced hunter-gatherer population history.

A new study has uncovered about 100,000 unique extrachromosomal circular DNAs in samples from 16 men.

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.

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In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.