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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Researchers hope to tease out the signature effects that different carcinogens leave on the genome to determine their contributions to disease, Mosaic reports.

The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.