capture-based sequencing

Sarcophagus of Tadja, Abusir el-Meleq

The team uncovered ties to Near Eastern and Levant populations with mitochondrial genome sequences and genome-wide SNP profiles for up to 90 Egyptian mummies.

Investigators from Germany, the US, China, and elsewhere have identified an ancient Romanian man just a few generations removed from a Neanderthal ancestor.

Researchers from the University of Washington have published a proof-of-principle study on the use of genomic capture and high-throughput sequencing for finding mutations in breast and ovarian cancer risk genes.

The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.