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Two new studies are exploring genomic features and population variation in the river blindness-causing parasite Onchocerca volvulus.

The company hopes to sequence about 60,000 whole genomes, and genotype 100,000 individuals to accelerate clinically relevant discoveries.

Follow the Ants

A population genetics study of ants hints at an earlier formation of the Isthmus of Panama, Nature News reports.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: PHACTR1 variant linked to fibromuscular dysplasia, harbor porpoise population study, and more.

Researchers trace the origins of brown rats using genetic analysis to China, the New York Times reports.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: gene flow between ancient chimpanzees and bonobos, and more.

An international team analyzed the genomes of 65 wild-born chimpanzees and 10 bonobos to uncover evidence of gene flow.

A study appearing in Genetics of Danish high school students finds that the population of Denmark is rather homogenous.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: approach to uncover recent changes in allele frequencies, and more.

Two new Nature Communications studies underscored the need for better genomic studies of populations of non-European ancestry.

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Three genetic testing companies form a coalition to influence how Congress considers genetic privacy, The Hill reports.

University of California, San Diego researchers investigate how skin care products influence the skin microbiome, Scientific American reports.

The Wall Street Journal examines billing codes used by uBiome.

In PNAS this week: links between lung adenocarcinoma and lncRNA, algorithm to impute and cluster Hi-C interaction profiles from single cells, and more.