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With metagenomic sequencing on birch pitch, investigators sequenced a 5,700-year-old individual from Sweden, along with sequences from her meal and her oral microbes.

The Genome Program, led by technology firm Group 42 in collaboration with BGI and Oxford Nanopore, plans to sequence 100,000 samples during its first phase.

The personalized medicine company hopes to use the new array to inform new consumer and clinical tests, while also making it available to others for research.

A large genome-wide association in breast cancer cases and controls from Japan led to common variants linked to disease risk at two new and nine known risk loci.

Mitochondrial sequences suggest some haplogroups found in Finland today arrived in the region pre-Iron Age, though population distributions have shifted.

Genotypes for more than 12,000 individuals from the Americas revealed contributions from European colonization, the Atlantic slave trade, and other migrations.

The government-backed project aims to better understand genetic diversity around the South Asian country while helping to inform clinical applications.

Using ancient DNA, researchers retraced ancestral diversity and human migrations through Rome and central Italy going back more than 10,000 years.

In PLOS this week: computational approach, analysis of chronic granulomas, and more.

Researchers documented population structure, ancestry patterns, trait associations, and more with variants found in the genomes of more than 6,400 Ugandans.

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NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.

According to the Washington Post, the Biden Administration is set to make changes to federal restrictions on fetal tissue research.

In Science this week: approach to isolated trace DNA from archaic humans from sediments, and more.

Texas Monthly looks into the DNA Zoo being collected by Baylor College of Medicine researchers.