This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, an international research team presents the sequenced genomes of five Neanderthals, uncovering new details about the genetic history of the archaic humans. The researchers sequenced the genomes of five Neanderthals who lived around 39,000 years to 47,000 years ago in Belgium, France, Croatia, and the Russian Caucasus, and compared them them with the genome of an older Neanderthal from the Caucasus.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.