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population genetics

In PLOS this week: blood pressure and hypertension loci in people of African ancestry, Plasmodium vivax population genomics, and more.

In PNAS this week: new green algae genome assembly, Arabidopsis thaliana population history, and more.

In Science this week: genomic analysis of Bantu-speaking peoples, and more.

In Genome Biology this week: methylation-based predictor of age in mice, population genetics of the common bean, and more.

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

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.

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.

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

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CBS This Morning highlights recent Medicare fraud involving offers of genetic testing.

Researchers find that many cancer drugs in development don't work quite how their developers thought they did, as Discover's D-brief blog reports.

Mariya Gabriel, a Bulgarian politician, is to be the next European Union research commissioner, according to Science.

In Science this week: a survey indicates that US adults are more likely to support the agricultural use of gene drives if they target non-native species and if they are limited, and more.