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This Week in Science

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.

This Week in Cell

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.

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.

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The Guardian reports that the Mammalian Genetics Unit at the Harwell Institute is to close.

Scientific research itself contributes to plastic waste and isn't very sustainable, FiveThirtyEight reports.

Restaurants in the US may soon serve AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon, according to the Associated Press.

In Science this week: three studies from the Ruminant Genome Project, and more.