Science Frenemies

In 2010, the first ancient human genome was fully sequenced, and since then, researchers have gathered data on more than 1,300 such ancient individuals in studies that have charted the spread of languages, agricultural trends, and certain populations, Nature News says. Some archeologists who have studied such topics for decades are happy to use genomics technology alongside analysis of physical finds such as tombs and buried cities to enhance their work.

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Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.

A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: new accurate quantification by sequencing approach, CNV breakpoints in Plasmodium falciparum, and more.