This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, a group led by Max Planck researchers reports data from an analysis of nuclear DNA isolated from hominins from northern Spain, providing new insights into hominin evolution. An earlier study using mitochondrial DNA from the specimens indicated that they had a closer relationship to Denisovans living in Asia in the Late Pleistocene than to Neanderthals, contrary to archeological evidence.

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The apple has traveled westward and eastward along the Silk Road, according to a new genetic analysis.

In Nature this week: GWAS data used to reposition drugs for psychiatric use, and more.

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A University of California, San Diego-led team has used liquid biopsies to uncover possible treatments for patients with cancers of unknown primary.