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By genotyping hundreds of individuals from populations in Sudan and South Sudan, investigators untangled genetic contributions from Eurasian groups migrating into Africa.

Investigators identified ties between autism spectrum disorder and mitochondrial haplogroups in mtDNA variant data from nearly 1,000 ASD-affected families.

With the rollout of Insitome's first app, consumers have the chance to explore their heritage in a new context that could reshape the ancestry testing market.

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

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.

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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.