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Researchers have traced the emergence of the sickle cell variant to a single event that took place about 7,300 years ago, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Previous studies had indicated the presence of five sickle cell haplotypes, named after the regions were they are most common, and suggested different origins for the various haplotypes.

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The Guardian reports that the Mammalian Genetics Unit at the Harwell Institute is to close.

Scientific research itself contributes to plastic waste and isn't very sustainable, FiveThirtyEight reports.

Restaurants in the US may soon serve AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon, according to the Associated Press.

In Science this week: three studies from the Ruminant Genome Project, and more.