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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In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

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Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

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