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Ancient samples from more than a dozen archaeological sites suggests population movement from South America preceded by at least two earlier migration waves.
NBC Bay Area reports a California lab has been certified to conduct forensic mitochondrial DNA sequencing.
Mitochondrial sequences suggest some haplogroups found in Finland today arrived in the region pre-Iron Age, though population distributions have shifted.
By combining mitochondrial DNA and climatic data, an international team of researchers found that an early mitochondrial lineage emerged in a paleo-wetland.
Forensic laboratories can now use the Applied Biosystems Precision ID System mtDNA analysis to submit profiles to a national database.
With ancient mitochondrial sequences from all seven Canary Islands, researchers identified at least two early migrations involving shifting populations from North Africa.
Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.
Australian researchers sequenced ancient and modern Aboriginal Australians to find long-term population continuity, which could help return remains to proper groups.
Researchers have uncovered three families in which individuals inherited mitochondrial DNA from their fathers, upending existing belief.
Researchers sequenced mitochondrial and/or nuclear genomes for dozens of wild and domestic ancient goats to explore domestication and selection patterns.
The US has sent its formal notice of withdrawal from the World Health Organization, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Science reports that a draft spending bill would increase the US National Institutes of Health budget by 13 percent.
The Harvard Crimson reports that Harvard and MIT are suing the Department of Homeland Security and ICE over the new international student visa policy.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: algorithm to determine molecular sequence types and other microbial features, computational method to uncover R-loop structures, and more.