human migration

Using bulk DNA samples produced from more than 5,000 subfossil bone fragments, researchers retraced species trajectories and extinctions over time in New Zealand.

With genome sequences or genotyping profiles for 280 Native American and mestizo individuals, researchers explored population history and dynamics in Peru.

Researchers analyzed a dozen genomes from individuals who lived in Morocco or Iberia during the Neolithic to find a complex population history in North Africa.

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In Science this week: ancient DNA gives insights into human migration to Iceland and the America, and more.

Two new studies used ancient and modern-day genomes to tease apart Indigenous migrations in the Americas and ancestry patterns by the first Icelandic settlers.

Peruvian researchers rely on genetic analyses to trace the origins of the Incas, AFP reports.

The researchers applied their approach to admixed populations, including Latino-American and African-American populations in the US.

In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.

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In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.

The researchers said the pattern of genetic changes accompanying cultural shifts in Southeast Asia resembles what has been found in Europe.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.