Just where Tsar Nicholas II and his family were buried after their execution by Bolshevik revolutionaries in 1918 — and whether all were killed — has been a long-standing mystery, one that Russian investigators hope to finally put to rest using DNA testing and exhumation of an emperor, NPR reports.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.

In Nature this week: sequenced genomes of five additional Neanderthals, and more.