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A group of researchers from the Universities of Arizona and California have garnered genetic evidence suggesting modern human populations underwent an exponential expansion in Africa starting some 40,000 years ago.

The ICSASG recommends Sanger sequencing or a technology of equivalent read length and quality, rather than one of the current next-generation sequencing technologies, for the first phase of the project. The second phase will likely involve novel sequencing technologies.

Sequencing for Disease

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Clinical labs are testing the waters with next-gen sequencers. Utah's Rong Mao reports on early work with tests for cystic fibrosis and other diseases.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.