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Researchers have sequenced the genome of a 4,500-year-old man from southern Ethiopia and examined West Eurasian admixture in African populations.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of 200 bird species, and more.

In Genome Research this week: vervet genome, tandem repeats affect gene expression in great apes, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: Plasmodium knowlesi population structure, 'pre-adaptations' in algal ancestors of land plants, and more.

A proteomic and phylogenomic analysis places viruses on a universal tree of life and suggests that they evolved in parallel with modern cells.

Przewalski's horse, Mongolia.

Domestic and Przewalski's horse genomes reveal species-specific sequences, captive breeding effects, and insights into conserving the last of the wild horses.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: tooth enamel origins, new blood pressure-linked loci, and more.

Hints from living fish and ancient fossils reveal overlap between an enamel-like skin covering called ganoine and the enamel that covers tetrapod animals' teeth.

The Lingula anatina genome sheds light on brachiopod evolution, particularly the origin of the phosphate biomineralization process it uses to make its shell.

Researchers from the University of Queensland reported that many independent loci contribute to genetic differences in height and body mass index across European populations.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.