This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, a team of Chinese researchers report on discovering new variation in the genome of the strain of Ebola virus responsible for the outbreak in Sierra Leone since it was first introduced to the region. The researchers analyzed 175 Ebola virus genome sequences collected from five distinct regions in the country between September and November 2014 after a rapid growth of the outbreak.

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Labs in the US and South Korea are hoping to bring the woolly mammoth back from beyond extinction, Newsweek writes.

Geneticist Adam Rutherford speaks with National Geographic about paleogenetics, race, and more.

Researchers link genetic links between education and smoking and longevity.

In PNAS this week: influence of gene environment interactions on polygenic traits, epigenetic features affecting fruit fly foraging, and more.