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human migration

Two new Nature Communications studies underscored the need for better genomic studies of populations of non-European ancestry.

Genome sequences of individuals from populations around the world provided insights into out-of-Africa migrations and Aboriginal Australian ancestry.

Continuity in mitochondrial genomes present at an archeological site in Lima suggests cultural diffusion contributed to expansion of an imperialist Wari group.

Based on SNP profiles for individuals from 18 populations in mainland India, West Bengal researchers propose four main ancestral components in Indian genomes.

Ötzi the Iceman

Researchers generated a near complete genome sequence for a 5,300 year old Helicobacter pylori strain found in the gut of Ötzi, the Tyrolean Iceman.

The genetic evidence supports a link between migrations and important cultural shifts like the emergence of agriculture or metal tools occurring in parallel.

Researchers retraced the effects of historical migrations and admixture events on the genomes of admixed Latinos in South America today. 

The present-day Basque population carries genetic patterns resembling those in Iberian farmers related to other early European farmer groups.

Researchers from the University of Washington and elsewhere scrutinized duplication and deletion profiles in individuals from 125 human populations.

Using genome sequencing data on 30 Brazilians and genotyping information on almost 6,500 more, the Brazilian EPIGEN Project Consortium considered ancestry and admixture patterns in three parts of Brazil.


In PLOS this week: role for Notch signaling in congenital heart disease, sciatica risk variants, and more.

Researchers in China have used the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing approach to alter the length of hair fibers in cashmere goats.

According to ScienceInsider, the Scripps Research Institute and the California Institute for Biomedical Research are merging.

National Cancer Institute researchers didn't report severe adverse events to Food and Drug Administration in a timely manner, the Wall Street Journal reports.