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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Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.

A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: new accurate quantification by sequencing approach, CNV breakpoints in Plasmodium falciparum, and more.