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In the early, online version of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of Utah and the MD Anderson Cancer Center explore the early history of ancient hominins using a new statistical approach for inferring admixture based on allele sharing patterns between samples.

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Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.