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In Genome Research this week: study of intra-tumor heterogeneity, workflow resources for EPIGEN-Brazil, and more.

Two new studies used ancient and modern-day genomes to tease apart Indigenous migrations in the Americas and ancestry patterns by the first Icelandic settlers.

Africanized honey bee

Researchers identified a genetically distinct cluster of gentle Africanized honeybees in Puerto Rico, which appear to have undergone selection in recent years.

The funding will support research examining the epigenomic effects of social experiences and how they relate to health disparities.

Unsafe Feeling

A survey finds that women of color feel unsafe working in the sciences because of both their race and gender, according to Buzzfeed News.

Mitochondrial and nuclear genome sequences from straight-tusked elephants indicated they were a sister lineage to African forest elephants.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: genetic hints of adaptive evolution in Atlantic herring, ancestry of ancient individuals from the Pacific Northwest, and more.

The method quantifies structural variations in an allele-specific manner, providing an integrative way to study complex SVs and copy number alterations. 

The supercomputer was used to identify genomic variants in some 300 deeply sequenced human samples for use in a planned bead-array-based genotyping chip.

New genome assemblies for three cultivated or wild pineapple plants, together with re-sequenced hybrids, enabled an analysis of pineapple biology and history.

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using DNA tests to determine relatedness between adult and child migrants, the Daily Caller reports.

Bloomberg reports that Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics plans to offer a treatment it is developing under the "right to try" law for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In Nature this week: expansion of disease-resistance genes among long-lived oak trees, and more.

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report being able to determine age from dried bloodstains, Discover's D-brief blog reports.