An analysis of Aboriginal Australian samples stretching back to the 1920s suggests these populations may have been on the continent for up to 50,000 years.
In PLOS this week: chromosomal insertion mechanisms, phylogeographic analysis of the Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, and more.
Using mitochondrial sequence data for hundreds of simplex families, investigators found predicted pathogenic heteroplasmic mutations were over-represented.
Researchers found the European bison's origins go back to ancient interbreeding between steppe bison and cattle, shedding light on early cave art detailing the animal.
With DNA sequences gleaned from owl pellet samples, researchers characterized phylogenetic relationships for a shrew-like creature called the Island Murderer.
Researchers have discovered that what was thought to be one far-roaming species is actually four separate and genetically distinct groups.
Mitochondrial sequences and radiocarbon data on dozens of Patagonian samples suggest Ice Age megafauna disappeared a thousand or more years after humans arrived.
Further analysis of ancient DNA from Phoenicians should help clarify the origins of that population and its impact on cultures throughout the Mediterranean region.
Researchers sequenced the mitochondrial genomes of induced pluripotent stem cells, finding a surprising number of mutations with functional impact.
The researchers found evidence of a single major dispersal event in non-African populations, and discovered an unknown European population turnover.
HHS Secretary Tom Price says the NIH budget contains unneeded expenses that can be trimmed, Stat News reports.
The chair of the House science committee says the journal Science is not objective, the Huffington Post reports.
In Nature this week: glioma GWAS uncovers new risk loci, and more.
Ivanka Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos call on girls to pursue STEM careers, the Associated Press reports.