This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, a Max Planck Institute-led team reports the results of a genome-analysis study suggesting that early modern humans and Neanderthals may have interbred far earlier than previously believed. The researchers analyzed the genomes of a Neanderthal and a Denisovan from the Altai Mountains of Serbia as well as hundred of African genomes. They also studied sequence data from chromosome 21 of two additional Neanderthals from different regions of Europe.

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

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