This Week in Science

In Science this week, a team of Italian researchers reports on the results of a study of mitochondrial DNA obtained from the teeth of ancient humans, giving new insights into the downfall of Neanderthals in Europe. The Protoaurignacian culture appeared in southwestern and south-central Europe around 42,000 years ago, but it has been unclear whether it is the result of anatomically modern humans or the Neanderthals they soon replaced.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.