population genetics

Alemannic burial site.

At a 7th century German burial site, researchers saw genetic markers from populations in northern Europe, southern Europe, and the Mediterranean.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.

The firm plans to release an upgrade that will improve read lengths and throughput, with an eye toward being a player in the population sequencing market.

Large-scale population sequencing projects and consumer genomics markets are picking up and oncology continues to be a strong market for Illumina.

DeCode's new offering adds to an ongoing controversy over whether people in the island country have a right to know if they are at increased risk for disease.

During a webcast to discuss the recent funding announcement for genome centers, project organizers offered details on data generation and return of results.

Farmed Release

The release of farmed Chinese giant salamanders may push wild populations to extinction, as their genetics differ, the New York Times writes.

Two new studies used ancient and modern-day genomes to tease apart Indigenous migrations in the Americas and ancestry patterns by the first Icelandic settlers.

Twisting the Results

Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

Using genome sequences for hundreds of ancient individuals, researchers have analyzed population dynamics and displacements around the Eurasian steppe.

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.