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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.

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Researchers tie a variant in ADAMTS3 to breathing difficulties in dissimilar dog breeds, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

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

Parents of children with rare genetic disease have to contend with shifts in the interpretation of genetic variants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In Science this week: single-nucleus RNA sequencing of brain tissue from individuals with autism, and more.