This Week in Science

In Science this week, an international research team publishes a genetic study of Homo floresiensis, an extinct species of pygmies that arose twice and independently tens of thousands of years apart on the Indonesian island of Flores. The scientists generated genome-scale SNP data and whole-genome sequences from a group of modern-day pygmy humans living near the site on Flores whereH.

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An analysis of UK Biobank data finds hemochromatosis to be more prevalent than thought, according to the BBC.

An analysis finds that female biomedical researchers receive fewer prizes than male ones, and when they do win prizes, they are less prestigious.

Federal researchers tell the Los Angeles Times that the shutdown is causing missed research opportunities as they try to keep their experiments going.

In Nature this week: improved genomic analysis using a graph genome reference, tumor mutational burden could predict clinical response to immune checkpoint inhibitors, and more.