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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.

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.

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Holden Thorp is to be the new editor-in-chief of Science and its related journals.

A genetic analysis of salmon scales collected over the course of a century points to a sharp decline in the number of fish returning each year to river in British Columbia, CBC reports.

Adelaide University has suspended the head of an ancient DNA lab as its investigation of workplace bullying continues, Australia's ABC News reports.

In PNAS this week: gene expression profiles of adipocyte subtypes, computational approach for improving plant expressome analysis, and more.