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In Genome Research this week: new tool to identify protein coding sequences, droplet digital PCR-based assay to quantify mitochondrial DNA, and more.

The Washington Post writes that humans may have contributed to the extinction of cave bears some 20,000 years ago.

Verogen's ForenSeq kit and Thermo Fisher Scientific's Precision ID Whole Genome Panel can now be used to create DNA profiles for a national repository.

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

The researchers traced the timing of when these clusters developed to the emergence of agriculture in three river valleys.

In Cell this week: somatic mtDNA mutation-based "genetic barcode" method, molecular mechanisms behind structural variants at 17p11.2, and more.

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.

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

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

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In PLOS this week: preconception carrier screening program results, comparative genomics-based analysis of Elizabethkingia meningoseptica, and more.

Canadian regulators are beginning to share information from new drug studies, Undark reports.

In a column at the Dallas Morning News, the Stanley Medical Research Institute's E. Fuller Torrey says the Human Genome Project hasn't delivered on promised results.

Researchers explore a possible genetic cause for some cases of sudden infant death syndrome, KOMO News reports.