This Week in Nature

In Nature Communications this week, a Pennsylvania State University-led team reports a genomic analysis of prehistoric humans from New Mexico, revealing how power within their ancient society was passed down through the maternal line. The investigators collected and studies DNA samples from nine Chacoans — members of a complex society in the southwestern US — who were buried sequentially over a period of about 300 years in what is believed to be a crypt reserved for high-status individuals.

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Researchers find that a personalized medicine approach could help people who experience pain while taking statins, New Scientist reports.

US National Science Foundation is continuing its responsible research conduct training policy despite its flaws, ScienceInsider reports.

A CRISPR-themed meeting explored how the tool could and should be used, Wired reports.

In Science this week: database of proteins' effects on cancer, targeted error correction sequencing, and more.