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In Science this week: ancient DNA gives insights into human migration to Iceland and the America, and more.

Two new studies used ancient and modern-day genomes to tease apart Indigenous migrations in the Americas and ancestry patterns by the first Icelandic settlers.

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.

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.

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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.