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By examining haplotypes, Oxford University-led researchers studied how admixture and linked historical events have shaped the genetic landscape of West Eurasia.

In a paper in Nature Nanotechnology, the scientists demonstrate parallel measurements from many nanopores with single-base resolution, though not yet sequencing.

The CONVERGE consortium has found two loci, including one near a mitochondrial biogenesis gene, that are associated with major depressive disorder.

The partners received £30,000 (about $46,000) in funding from the BBSRC to support their metabolomics data-sharing and analyses activities.

In Nature this week: improved genome inference using population reference graph, and more.

Eisai will use Genomics' tools in its drug R&D efforts including for target selection, validation, and more.

Using samples from more than 2,000 people in the UK, an international team of researchers examined the pattern of genetic variation across the UK as well as continental European contributions to UK ancestry.

The consortium will address the major scientific challenges involving the productivity and sustainability of both natural and managed forests.

The grant will support a one-year pilot project to create a comprehensive map of human genetic variation for biomedical research.

The RNAi-based drug is designed to specifically target the strain of the virus responsible for the current outbreak.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more people get sick and die from drug-resistant germs than previously thought, the Washington Post reports.

According to the Associated Press, three universities and a healthcare institution are sharing a gift of $1 billion.

New rules seek to limit the type of scientific and medical research that can be used to guide public health regulations, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: FreeHi-C approach simulates Hi-C data from interacting genome fragments, and more.