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In Genome Biology this week: analysis of B cells that interact with non-small cell lung cancer tumors, population genomic analysis of Eubacterium rectale, and more.

Investigators identified an inbred individual who appeared to be part of a high-status group buried in lavish tombs during the Neolithic period.

Some population-specific structural variation was shared with archaic human groups, suggesting they arose through long-ago introgression.

The GWAS of more than 200,000 Japanese individuals across 42 diseases identified 25 novel loci shared between Japanese and European populations.

Fresh off a new investment round, the British firm seeks to help research labs and biopharma companies manage population-level genomics research.

Independent research teams have tackled the genetic history of the Levant, Anatolia, and other parts of the Near East to retrace population movement and mixing since the Bronze Age.

With data on almost 250 individuals, researchers saw shifting hunter-gatherer, Anatolian farmer, and Pontic steppe ancestry in French populations going back thousands of years.

Northern and southern Italians further developed what appear to be genetic adaptations affecting susceptibility to obesity and melanoma, respectively.

Researchers teased apart population interactions in Siberia's Lake Baikal region as far back as the Upper Paleolithic, identifying early genetic ties to individuals migrating to the Americas.

Ancient sequences from two-dozen individuals revealed genetically distinct populations from northern and southern East Asia that ultimately met and mixed.

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The Washington Post reports that the CDC's SARS-CoV-2 test issues reflect earlier ones it had with Zika virus testing.

NPR writes that even with thousands of new COVID-19 papers, each should be evaluated based on its own quality.

Researchers traced a gene cluster linked to COVID-19 severity to Neanderthals, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: soil bacteria-derived small molecules affect centrosomal protein, microfluidics approach for capturing circulating tumor cells, and more.