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An Institut Pasteur-led team genotyped various Pakistani populations to reconstruct the genetic history of descendants of the Indian Ocean slave trade.

In Nature this week: genetic history of early European farmers, and more.

Using Neolithic and Chalcolithic period samples, researchers explored farming and hunter-gatherer admixture in populations from Hungary, Spain, and Germany.

Living DNA and its partners are aiming to create a detailed genetic map of the world based on people's DNA.

Researchers hope that a Faroese reference genome will help drive precision medicine and shed light on population-specific disease variants.  

Tianyuan Man's Genome

Researchers have sequenced the genome of a man who lived in China some 40,000 years ago, according to UPI.

In Science this week: ancient Neanderthal and human genomes, and more.

In Science this week: ancient African genome sequences, Zika virus mutation linked to microcephaly, and more.

Researchers found evidence of widespread hunter-gatherer populations with San-related ancestry, pastoralist replacement, and more.

Data from hundreds of individuals suggest that the country's populations are genetically diverse, with a long history of genetic isolation and differentiation.

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In PLOS this week: Mycobacterium abscessus linked to gastric conditions, placental gene expression changes associated with preterm birth, and more.

The Guardian reports that UK universities are looking into ways to reduce labs' reliance on single-use plastics.

People with certain gene variants tend to not like vegetables, particularly bitter ones, CNN reports.

MIT's Technology Review reports on a company's genetic test that gauges an embryo's susceptibility to certain diseases.