By Monica Heger

Using a new method to remove deaminated cytosines and repair ancient DNA, researchers from the Max Planck Institute were able to sequence the nuclear genome of an ancient hominin found two years ago in the Denisova Cave in Siberia.

Svante Pääbo, who led the team, announced the preliminary results of the sequencing project at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Biology of Genomes meeting earlier this month. The ancient human appears to represent a new hominin species, Pääbo said.

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Researchers suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.

An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.

At Stat News, Jim Kozubek argues that the Broad Institute is pushing the boundary of what a nonprofit is.

In PNAS this week: gut microbes may affect honeybee weight, phenotype and gene expression changes in DiGeorge syndrome, and more.

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