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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Population Genetics today announced the closing of a Series B financing round that brought in $5.7 million.

This article has been updated to remove the word "extinct" to describe the Taino population. Though the researcher who gave the talk described them as such at the conference, he has since clarified his comments based on feedback from the Taino community.

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.

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According to Science, the US National Academy of Sciences is poised to eject two members accused of sexual harassment.

A UK study on mixing SARS-CoV-2 vaccines is expanding to include vaccines developed by additional companies, according to the Guardian.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: machine learning approach to detect DNA-bound proteins, CRISPR-based method for activating specific gene targets, and more.

The FDA and CDC call for a pause in administering Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine while reports of rare blood clots are looked into, reports the Wall Street Journal.