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Ancestry patterns appeared to shift in parts of northern China during the Neolithic and Bronze Age as populations transitioned to farming-focused and pastoralist subsistence strategies.

Investigators explored population dynamics during the shift to farming with new sequence data from more than 100 individuals from present-day France and Germany.

Independent research teams have tackled the genetic history of the Levant, Anatolia, and other parts of the Near East to retrace population movement and mixing since the Bronze Age.

With data on almost 250 individuals, researchers saw shifting hunter-gatherer, Anatolian farmer, and Pontic steppe ancestry in French populations going back thousands of years.

Northern and southern Italians further developed what appear to be genetic adaptations affecting susceptibility to obesity and melanoma, respectively.

Researchers teased apart population interactions in Siberia's Lake Baikal region as far back as the Upper Paleolithic, identifying early genetic ties to individuals migrating to the Americas.

Ancient sequences from two-dozen individuals revealed genetically distinct populations from northern and southern East Asia that ultimately met and mixed.

An international team of researchers analyzed genome-wide data from 89 individuals to reconstruct the population history of the region.

Researchers described ancestry patterns, apparent population interactions, and genetic turnover during the late Neolithic and early Bronze Age.

Researchers have been using Nextstrain, which includes data for thousands of SARS-CoV-2 genomes, to study how the virus accrues mutations over time.

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In PLOS this week: gene expression and epigenetics of Indonesian populations, hookworm parasite secretome, and more.