NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new study supports the notion that the ancestors of Native-American populations were the first to settle in the Americas.

Members of an international team led by investigators at the University of Copenhagen's Centre for GeoGenetics sequenced and analyzed the more than 12,500-year-old remains of an infant who belonged to North America's historical Clovis population — work they described in today's issue of Nature.

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In Genome Research this week: mitochondrial and nuclear gene fusions in cancer, role of genomic imprinting in tissue-specific gene expression, and more.

Maria Freire from the Foundation for the NIH calls for "politically popular pledges of support" for the NIH to turn into support for increased funding for the agency.

A Thomson Reuters analysis indicates that the life sciences, rather than the tech sector, are increasingly driving global innovation.

The White House says ethical discussions about genome editing of the human germline are needed.