ancient DNA Researchers Reconstruct Ancient Human Gut Microbiomes From Paleofeces The analysis found the ancient gut microbiomes to be similar to those of modern-day individuals from non-industrialized populations. Sequencing Study Uncovers Genetic Similarities Across Early Ancient Aegean Cultures Investigators saw genetic similarities in culturally distinct Early Bronze Age individuals, followed by an influx of additional hunter-gatherer-related ancestry. Ancient DNA Analysis Sheds Light on Nomadic Scythian Populations Researchers analyzed more than 110 ancient individuals from archeological sites across the Central Asian steppes to examine the genetic history of Scythians. Study Finds Basques Genetically Distinct Among Europeans The analysis found that Basques share a common origin with their neighbors but that gene flow has been limited since the Iron Age. Population History of East Asia Unveiled in Genomic Study With the help of ancient and modern DNA samples, the researchers found some overlap between the spread of genetic ancestry and languages in East Asia. Feb 17, 2021 Million-Year-Old Mammoths Sequenced, Giving Insight into Evolution Feb 17, 2021 Neanderthal-Origin Haplotype Provides Protection Against Severe COVID-19 Feb 8, 2021 Ancient DNA, Other Analyses Indicate Later Arrival of Modern Humans in Southern China Jan 27, 2021 Proteomic Analysis of Ancient Teeth Points to Dairy Consumption in Africa Thousands of Years Ago Dec 22, 2020 Ancient DNA Analysis Suggests Mariana Islands Settlers Hailed From the Philippines Nov 5, 2020 Ancient DNA Sequences Spell Out Population History in Eastern Eurasian Steppe Region Sep 30, 2020 COVID-19 Genetic Risk Factor Passed Down From Neanderthals, Study Finds Sep 24, 2020 Ancient DNA Analysis Elucidates Split of Denisovan, Neanderthal Y Chromosome Lineages Breaking News Pediatric Medulloblastoma Subgroups May Benefit from Lower-Dose Radiation Therapy Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility Bluestar Genomics Sues Former Consultant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Over IP Ownership New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: 10x Genomics, Swift Biosciences, Agilent Technologies, More In Brief This Week: Quantum-Si, TGen, Yale, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Invitae, PGDx, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio, More The Scan Fertility Fraud Found Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today. Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports. Test Warning The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK. Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.