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Two research teams have mapped recombination patterns in individuals of African and European ancestry using genotyping data from large population samples.

Using a so-called pairwise sequentially Markovian coalescent model, researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute used information in individual human genomes to gain insights into human population history over hundreds of thousands of years.

A supplemental grants program will support use of phenotype and exposure data from the PhenX program in GWA research.

An NSF-funded research effort will use sequence capture and population genomics to study how cottonwoods survive winters.

The Biomics Group now plans to correlate disease with genetic changes in Basque DNA resulting from migration and intermingling with non-Basque populations.

By sequencing and analyzing mitochondrial genomes of dozens of individuals from the C1d mitochondrial group, researchers have gained a better appreciation of the genetic diversity involved in early North American migrations.

A pair of high-throughput RNA sequencing studies using Yoruban and European HapMap samples reveals the interplay between genetic variation and gene expression, splicing, and regulation.


The US Patent and Trademark Office is opening another interference proceeding in the CRISPR patent fight.

There's increasing genetic evidence that a number of ancient hominins may have contributed to the human gene pool, according to Discover's The Crux blog.

The Japan News writes that Japan needs to seize the opportunity to ensure that a wide number of people benefit from personalized cancer treatments.

In Cell this week: messenger RNA expression and translation, RNA localization atlas, and more.