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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.

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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.

Remains of "Young Man of Byrsa"

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.

Mitochondrial sequence data and microsatellite markers in hundreds of Australian feral cats suggest the animals descended from cats in western and central Europe.

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In Nucleic Acids Research this week: nanopore sequencing workflow to detect antibiotic resistance in gut microbes, TSSPlant tool, and more.

Because gene-edited organisms can cross borders, Gizmodo wonders whether there should be an international body to govern their use.

HHS Secretary nominee Tom Price is to go in front of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today, NPR's Morning Edition reports.

Prior to being closed, Theranos' Arizona lab failed an inspection by regulators, according to the Wall Street Journal.