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With the help of ancient and modern DNA samples, the researchers found some overlap between the spread of genetic ancestry and languages in East Asia.

Polynesian ancestry — encompassing genetic and lifestyle factors — affects obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart failure among Native Hawaiians, a new study has found.

In Nature this week: map of rice quantitative trait nucleotides and their inferred QTN effects, and more.

Using available genetic data, the researchers also found that dairy consumption in the region appears to predate the expansion of lactase persistence.

Multinational nephrology firm Fresenius Medical Care eventually wants as many as 200,000 samples in its registry and aims to sequence 20,000 patients this year.

In Science this week: single-cell lineage tracing technique applied to study lung cancer metastasis, and more.

The African health technology company 54gene is eager for partnerships with researchers and biopharmaceutical companies alike.

In Science this week: mapping the embryonic mouse heart, and more.

Bryan Sykes Dies

Bryan Sykes, an Oxford University professor who studied genetic ancestry, has died at 73, the New York Times reports.

The bioinformatics and sequencing firm, formerly known as WuXi NextCode, will develop a population clinicogenomic database to support Emory's research.

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SARS-CoV-2 vaccine developers are evaluating further vaccine doses as well as modified doses to keep up with new viral variants, according to CNN.

The New York Times reports that a new viral variant of concern has been identified in New York City.

In Nature this week: spatiotemporally resolved map of the human cell cycle, folding single-cell RNA sequencing into cancer drug studies, and more.

According to BBC News, the global vaccine-sharing initiative has sent its first shipment, which arrived in Ghana this week.