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population genetics

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.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: population genomic study of hematopoietic regulation, proteasome subunit patterns in cancer, and more.

From Adaptive to Not

An exome sequencing study sheds light on genetic consequences of native North Americans' exposure to European pathogens, the Guardian reports.

The center, which is seen as a bellwether for integrating genomic information with EMRs, will use the data to inform efforts to prevent chronic, common diseases.

Sequencing of a 10,000-year-old mummy leads to its repatriation to the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, Nature News reports.

Tibetan Mastiff

By interbreeding with highland wolves, Tibetan Mastiffs were able to quickly adapt to high altitudes.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: chromosomal insertion mechanisms, phylogeographic analysis of the Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, and more.

Sea of Shark DNA

Researchers are studying a whale shark population by isolating its DNA from ocean water samples, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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The US Patent and Trademark Office is opening another interference proceeding in the CRISPR patent fight.

The Japan News writes that Japan needs to seize the opportunity to ensure that a wide number of people benefit from personalized cancer treatments.

There's increasing genetic evidence that a number of ancient hominins may have contributed to the human gene pool, according to Discover's The Crux blog.

In Cell this week: messenger RNA expression and translation, RNA localization atlas, and more.