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Researchers saw an over-representation of rarer variants in isolated groups when they sequenced thousands of individuals from 10 European populations.

Researchers identified rises and declines in disease risk that appeared to coincide with the proportion of ancestry from Mapuche and Aymara populations.

The researchers uncovered evidence of selective sweeps within the silver birch genome that were associated with differences in environment.

Using data for thousands of African individuals, researchers retraced migrations by Bantu language groups and ties to other populations in Africa and beyond.

Bacteria living inside human, chimp, gorilla, and monkey lice appear to have evolved alongside the parasitic pests.

Cephalopods with complex hunting, behavioral, and social behavior seem to adjust post-transcriptional processes to adapt to changing environments.

Climate change is leaving its mark on organisms and their genomes, according to the Guardian.

Eight draft microbial genomes were generated using DNA in Neanderthal plaque, as part of study aimed at uncovering Neanderthal diet, behavior, and more.

Snakehead (Channa argus).

The genome may serve as a resource for those studying the fish, which is economically important in some parts of the world and an invasive species in others. 

Using genotyping and tissue-specific expression data from the Genotype-Tissue Expression project, researchers characterized Neanderthal allele-specific expression.

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In Nature this week: mitochondrial genome of extinct South American ungulate, and more.

Two new Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology studies have largely reproduced the original findings, ScienceInsider reports.

DNA fingerprinting could catch some sample mix-ups at pathology labs, the New York Times says.

In Cell this week: DNA methylation and T cell exhaustion, longevity in C. elegans, and more.