This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, a University of Oxford-led team of researchers reports the results of a broad genetic analysis of the British population, uncovering new details about how Britain was populated. The scientists used haplotype-based statistical methods to analyze genome-wide single-nucleotide polymorphism data from a geographically diverse sample of 2,039 individuals from the UK.

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A new report highlights the potential threats posed by advances in synthetic biology, NPR reports.

A Bloomberg reporter tried to get her genetic data deleted, but found it's not so simple to do.

Johns Hopkins University's Steven Salzberg and his colleagues have come up with a new estimate for the number of human genes, Nature News reports.

In Genome Research this week: study of intra-tumor heterogeneity, workflow resources for EPIGEN-Brazil, and more.