An international team led by investigators in Italy explores peopling patterns in the Sahara during a fertile period in the Holocene. Using targeted sequencing on 3.3 million bases of Y chromosome sequencing in more than 100 participants, the researchers identified almost 6,000 potential mutations, including 142 markers that appeared to be informative for population history.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

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

Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.