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.
By Molika Ashford
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.
Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.
Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.
By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.
In Nature this week: a Danish reference genome, and more.