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In Science this week: metabolic gene duplication enables freshwater adaptation, genetic analysis of wheat, and more.

The researchers' model indicates that numerous admixture events took place as pastoralism arose in sub-Saharan Africa.

The researchers traced the timing of when these clusters developed to the emergence of agriculture in three river valleys.

The Japan Times reports that researchers sequenced the genome of a woman who lived during the Jomon period.

In Genome Biology this week: archaic gene flow into sub-Saharan African populations, a de novo transcriptome assembler, and more.

Based on allele fragment sizes and mutational signatures, Europeans may have had shorter generation times than other populations, a Biology of Genomes speaker said.

Genetic material found in tooth samples from the Bronze Age, Iron Age, and Medieval period points to migrations from Siberia at the Bronze Age-Iron Age transition.

In PNAS this week: sequencing of Globular Amphora culture individuals, characterization of effects of variants of unknown significance in EGFR, and more.

Genomic data for almost 300 ancient Eurasian horses points to lost equine lineages, horse relationships that reflect human interactions, and a recent loss in genetic diversity.

In Nature this week: resequencing hundreds of chickpea varieties gives peek into its domestication, and more.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.