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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.

This Week in Science

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.

Using genome sequences for hundreds of ancient individuals, researchers have analyzed population dynamics and displacements around the Eurasian steppe.

The Tsimshian people of coastal British Columbia and southern Alaska experienced changes in genetic diversity following contact with Europeans.

Sweet Potato Puzzle

Researchers turn to genetic analysis to unravel how sweet potatoes spread from the Americas to Polynesia, the New York Times reports.

With genome sequences and/or array-based genotypes for ancient and modern individuals in Patagonia, researchers retraced hunter-gatherer population history.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: two waves of Denisovan-human mixing, open chromatin accessibility patterns during embryogenesis, and more.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.