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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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.