This Week in PNAS

Human parvovirus B19 has been associated with humans for a thousand years, according to a new study appearing the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week. An international team of researchers screened shotgun DNA samples obtained from 1,578 ancient human individuals who lived across Eurasia, Southeast Asia, and Greenland for hints of human parvovirus B19.

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Cancer researcher Alan Rabson has died at 92, the New York Times reports.

As the National Guideline Clearinghouse goes dark, the ECRI Institute says it will pick up the slack.

In Genome Research this week: sequencing method examines proteins parasite uses to evade immune system, L1 insertions in cancer, and more.

The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.