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In PLOS Genetics, researchers from Harvard University, the Broad Institute, and elsewhere describe a recombination density-based scheme for calibrating mutation rates in human genomes. The team applied the approach — which relies on clues from fine-scale recombination mapping to track mutation accumulations — to diploid genome sequences from eight individuals from non-African populations.

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