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Northern and southern Italians further developed what appear to be genetic adaptations affecting susceptibility to obesity and melanoma, respectively.

Researchers teased apart population interactions in Siberia's Lake Baikal region as far back as the Upper Paleolithic, identifying early genetic ties to individuals migrating to the Americas.

Ancient sequences from two-dozen individuals revealed genetically distinct populations from northern and southern East Asia that ultimately met and mixed.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: tool to track co-expression networks, tool to prioritize variants in rare diseases, and more.

Data collected from volunteers will be used in a genome-wide association study to better understand COVID-19.

The team also found that the proportion of infected people didn't change substantially during the screening period, consistent with beneficial containment.

Some of the market's most influential voices, including Kári Stefánsson and Linda Avey, believe that consumer genomics is not on the way out but rather experiencing a period of transition.

A genetic analysis based on more than 32,000 individuals living in the US traced the ancestry, historical migration, and other patterns present in populations around the country.

In the PLOS journals this week: a tsetse fly population genetics study, an analysis of E. Coli isolates from infected individuals in India, and more.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.

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A small, early-stage trial of a combination therapy for brain cancer reports favorable responses in two patients, according to the Guardian.

Nature News writes that viral genomic surveillance in the US faces systemic issues.

President Joe Biden is seeking an increase in federal spending, including higher budgets for the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In PLOS this week: sex-stratified genome-wide association study of chronic pain, sequencing data from Indigenous Mexican groups, and more.