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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international research team led by investigators in Denmark, France, and Sweden has found genetic evidence that the plague pathogen, Yersinia pestis, caused problems for European populations as far back as the Neolithic Period. 

"Our results are consistent with the existence of a prehistoric plague pandemic that likely contributed to the decay of Neolithic populations in Europe," the authors wrote in a study published online today in Cell.

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James Wyngaarden, the former director of the US National Institutes of Health, has died at 94, according to Duke University School of Medicine.

The Associated Press reports that a state board in Texas has asked ANDE, a maker of rapid DNA machines, to halt its work there.

Researchers find that a 30-year-old skull comes from a narwhal-beluga hybrid, according to Science News.

In Nature this week: study of value diversity in GWAS, Epstein-Barr virus subtypes linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma risk, and more.

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