This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, an international team led by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology's Svante Pääbo reports on the analysis of DNA from the jawbone of one of the earliest modern humans uncovered in Europe and suggests that they may have had a Neanderthal relative just four to six generations prior. The finding indicates that Neanderthals and modern humans interbred in Europe more recently than previously believed.

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.