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A genetic analysis has uncovered what appears to be Converso ancestry among a large cohort of Latin American individuals, Forbes reports.

Using data for almost 10,900 Latino individuals with diverse ancestry, investigators identified distinct patterns for risky or protective APOE variants.

Using sequences from a 4,900-year-old Swedish gravesite, researchers identified a pathogenic form of Yersinia pestis circulating in Europe during the Neolithic Period.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: study of human-Neanderthal interbreeding, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder risk loci reported, and more.

An international team of researchers used ancient and modern genome sequences to examine the admixture and population history of Finland.

A human-Neanderthal admixture event likely occurred before East Asian and European lineages diverged, while later events involved only East Asian or European lineages.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: ancient genomes inform studies of human migration in the Americas, and more.

Separate research groups have examined the genomes of modern and ancient Mongolian populations to study their ancestry, finding a relationship to Native Americans.

The genomic analysis also found that drug resistance mutations have appeared locally, suggesting that the issue can still be addressed region by region.

With NIPT samples from more than 141,000 women in China, investigators retraced population structure, historical migrations, genetic associations, and more.

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A bill passed by a US House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee would give scientific agencies including the National Science Foundation boosts in funding.

University of Idaho researchers model the scientific discovery process to examine the link between reproducibility and scientific truth.

Relocating USDA agencies outside of Washington, DC, may make them less effective, critics of the move tell NPR.

In PLOS this week: genes that help Borrelia burgdorferi survive in ticks, CiliaCarta collection of about 1,000 suspected cilia genes, and more.