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Nature News reports that "precision public health" may aid healthcare approaches in Africa.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: antibiotic component may suppress nonsense mutations, long-fingered bat genome includes endogenous retrovirus not found in other bats, and more.

Researchers sequenced the mitochondrial genomes of two ancient bison and compared them to other bison samples, and found two waves of bison dispersal.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: analysis of DNA from Neanderthal tooth plaque, method for measuring chromatin contacts, and more.

Woolly mammoths

A mammoth from Wrangel Island that was alive close to the time the species went extinct showed signs of genomic deterioration compared with an older mammoth.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: flu susceptibility and Y chromosome variation in mice, deletion tied to epilepsy in dog breed, and more.

The analysis also estimated that the traditionally nomadic group split from the settled Irish population at least eight generations ago.

The researchers' identity-by-descent approach uncovered immigrant clusters and reflected historical immigration trends.

The New York Times speaks with Vanderbilt's John Anthony Capra about Neanderthal genes in modern humans.

In Genome Research this week: study of minimized Bacillus subtilis genomes, new computational methods for population genome data, and more.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.