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This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: CRISPR/Cas9 used to correct a disease-causing mutation in embryos, and more.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: link between immune-related DNA elements and Alzheimer's, population patterns in ancient Portugal, and more.

Investigators sequenced 3,700-year-old Canaanite genomes and compared them to present-day populations to explore the historical people's origin and fate.

Scientists reported this week for the first time a Danish reference genome based on the de novo assembly of 150 genomes from 50 family trios.

The Malagasy people harbor both African and Asian ancestry, which varies with geography and gives insight into how and when Madagascar was settled.

Using genotyping data for thousands of individuals, investigators identified apparent founder events for dozens of South Asian groups.

Using a combination of genome-wide association and expression quantitative trait loci approaches, investigators uncovered shared and population-specific thyroid cancer risk loci.

In Genome Biology this week: Parsi population history, genetic relationships between Sherpa and Tibetan populations, and more.

Researchers saw an over-representation of rarer variants in isolated groups when they sequenced thousands of individuals from 10 European populations.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: click chemistry for evaluating therapies, and more.

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Researchers tie a variant in ADAMTS3 to breathing difficulties in dissimilar dog breeds, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Japan Times reports that researchers sequenced the genome of a woman who lived during the Jomon period.

Parents of children with rare genetic disease have to contend with shifts in the interpretation of genetic variants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In Science this week: single-nucleus RNA sequencing of brain tissue from individuals with autism, and more.