The analysis also estimated that the traditionally nomadic group split from the settled Irish population at least eight generations ago.
The researchers' identity-by-descent approach uncovered immigrant clusters and reflected historical immigration trends.
The New York Times speaks with Vanderbilt's John Anthony Capra about Neanderthal genes in modern humans.
In Genome Research this week: study of minimized Bacillus subtilis genomes, new computational methods for population genome data, and more.
In PNAS this week: population genomic study of hematopoietic regulation, proteasome subunit patterns in cancer, and more.
An exome sequencing study sheds light on genetic consequences of native North Americans' exposure to European pathogens, the Guardian reports.
The center, which is seen as a bellwether for integrating genomic information with EMRs, will use the data to inform efforts to prevent chronic, common diseases.
Sequencing of a 10,000-year-old mummy leads to its repatriation to the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, Nature News reports.
By interbreeding with highland wolves, Tibetan Mastiffs were able to quickly adapt to high altitudes.
In PLOS this week: chromosomal insertion mechanisms, phylogeographic analysis of the Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, and more.
In Nature this week: babies born by caesarean section are more likely to have altered gut microbiota profiles, and more.
A new paper says an effort to introduce gene drives into mosquitos altered the genetic makeup of the local mosquitos, but the company behind the project says the paper is flawed.
Virginia's Department of Forensic Science is offering attorneys a course on DNA testing, the Virginian-Pilot reports.
Researchers examine changes in the genomes of emmer wheat populations where the climate has warmed, the BBC reports.