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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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.