This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, a French National Center for Scientific Research-led team reports the whole-genome sequencing and phenotyping of 1,011 Saccharomyces cerevisiae isolates, providing a view into the genomic evolution of this yeast. The study supports a single "out-of-China" origin for the species, followed by a series of domestication events. Among the other findings are very low frequencies of most SNPs, with copy number changes comprising the largest number variants.

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A genomic analysis of modern and ancient maize reveals a complicated domestication history, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: MYRF variant linked to congenital diaphragmatic hernia, analysis of the "dragon's blood" red resin produced by traditional medicine plants, and more.

CNBC reports that half of academic researchers leave after about five years.

Researchers have used genetic analysis to confirm a new type of salamander, the New York Times reports.