This Week in Science

In Science this week, a multi-institute team reports sequencing 15 ancient genomes from humans who lived in areas ranging from Alaska to Patagonia — some more than 10,000 years ago — and were most closely related to Native Americans. The study reveals complex and dynamic population histories from North to South America, with evidence of rapid dispersal and early diversification — including previously unknown groups — as people moved south.

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.