population genetics

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.

The opening up of the All of Us research initiative should result in more genetic data from a more diverse population, addressing a longstanding issue with genomics research.

Based on genome data for 3,010 Asian rice accessions, researchers retraced the domestication history and diversity of Xian/Indica and Geng/Japonica rice.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

Diving Evolution

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

Pages

In a commentary at eLife, Brandeis University's Eve Marder calls on researchers to value and pursue truth.

Researchers have developed a way to quickly edit white blood cells, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: rice gene enables plants to grow quickly in times of flooding, and more.

Education-linked genetic variants could also predict a small portion of a person's social mobility, Newsweek reports.