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With genome sequences or genotyping profiles for 280 Native American and mestizo individuals, researchers explored population history and dynamics in Peru.

The roundworm Caenorhabditis briggsae lost thousands of genes, possibly in response to developing the ability to self-fertilize, the New York Times says.

Participants in the pilot will begin developing the capabilities required for the planned data commons, including making data transparent and interoperable.

The NIH has awarded $169 million this year to support 110 new projects in the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative.

In Genome Research this week: computational method for detecting repeat expansions, approach to find mosaic structural changes, and more.

The company also received a grant from the Maryland Innovation Initiative to help advance the device toward commercialization.

By focusing on protein domain families, researchers uncovered "oncodomains" that linked thousands of variants to cancer.

Two new Nature Communications studies underscored the need for better genomic studies of populations of non-European ancestry.

Researchers implemented qPCR on TaqMan Array Cards to find six pathogens are responsible for up to 90 percent of childhood diarrhea at seven sites in Africa and Asia.

A draft guidance issued by the US Food and Drug Administration regarding fecal microbiota transplants may affect how stool banks operate.

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NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.