Close Menu

population genetics

In Science this week: changing graduate education, ancient DNA plus radiocarbon data sheds light on megafauna extinctions, and more.

In Nature this week: recurrent non-coding region mutations in chronic lymphocytic leukemia, sequencing study of Barrett's esophagus, and more.

Two studies, one appearing in Science and the other in Nature, came to differing conclusions as to how the Americas were peopled.

New loss-of-function mutations in a gene called ATM were implicated in gastric cancer risk, based on genotyping profiles for thousands of gastric cancer cases and controls in Iceland.

In PLOS this week: variants linked to canine diseases similar to lupus, duck coronavirus, and more.

In Nature this week: improved genome inference using population reference graph, and more.

In Genome Research this week: exome sequencing of mouse disease model strains, high-quality genomes of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains, and more.

A pair of researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center has developed a new SNP-based approach to study changes in population sizes.

A Country's Risk

Decode Genetics' ability to tell Icelanders, even ones the company hasn't sequenced, about their disease risk brings up ethical questions.

In Nature this week: Icelandic genome sequences, approach to increase CRISPR efficiency, and more.


A tissue sample from the 1960s harbors a near-complete sample of HIV, IFLScience reports.

A new bill would reshape the US National Science Foundation to include a focus on technological development, according to Science.

The Food and Drug Administration's decision to halt a SARS-CoV-2 study has drawn criticism, according to Stat News.

In Genome Biology this week: features affecting gut microbiome and parasite patterns, cellular interactions in lung tumor microenvironment, and more.