This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a multi-institute team of researchers reports a study using DNA analysis to uncover the origins of farming. By sequencing DNA from four skeletons from the early Neolithic period in Iran's Zagros region — the site of some of the oldest evidence for farming — the team discovered a previously uncharacterized population distinct from the Neolithic Anatolians believed to be the likely ancestors of European farmers.

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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.