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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers led by the University of Adelaide and the University of New South Wales in Australia have compared ancient DNA and radiocarbon data with climate records to find that the extinctions of many large animal species during the last glacial period — about 110,000 to 11,500 years ago — coincided with periods of rapid warming, suggesting that fast climate change played a major part in the events.

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A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill seeking increased funding for certain fields, including synthetic biology, ScienceInsider reports. 

The Los Angeles Times reports that a case of the novel coronavirus making people ill in China has been reported in the US. 

Discover magazine writes that paleoproteomics is increasing being used in archaeology, paleoanthropology, and paleontology, including a recent study of a 6,000-year-old ring. 

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