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Researchers have uncovered three families in which individuals inherited mitochondrial DNA from their fathers, upending existing belief.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database of methylation quantitative trait loci in tumors, database of ancient mitochondrial genomes, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.

LabCorp will be able to develop and commercialize the test for patients with an elevated PSA to determine their risk of having clinically significant prostate cancer.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: ties between complex traits and autozygosity, salt tolerance markers in the Chinese rose, and more.

Most modern American dogs share little to no ancestry with the native, pre-European contact American dogs, but a transmissible cancer is closely related.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: method to uncover natural products from fungus, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: genomic responses in drug-treated malaria parasites, characterization of marine sponge's bacterial symbionts, and more.

Analysis of ancient DNA from mummies known as the Two Brothers finds they are half-brothers, according to Science News.

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An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.

The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.