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Alemannic burial site.

At a 7th century German burial site, researchers saw genetic markers from populations in northern Europe, southern Europe, and the Mediterranean.

Roche said the layoffs at its Madison, Wisconsin site will start Dec. 31 and continue through June 30, 2020.

Arnold Böcklin: The Plague (1898)

Max Planck researchers traced the plague from the Mediterranean to Northern Europe, Russia, and China.

Roche will continue development of its sequence capture and peptide array products, despite recently announced plans to dissolve its Applied Science business area.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – RainDance Technologies said today that it has closed a $20 million Series E financing round and that Myriad Genetics has joined as a new strategic equity investor.

When Roche stops making NimbleGen DNA microarrays at the end of this year, its sequence capture chips will also no longer be available.

Researchers in the UK have compared a PCR-based and a capture hybridization-based assay for sequencing panels of inherited cardiovascular disease genes and have found both to be suitable for diagnostics in principle, though their sensitivity needs to be optimized.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new study is adding heft to the notion that cytoskeletal pathway alterations can spur amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

By Monica Heger
This story, originally published on Nov. 16, has been updated to include information about the MHC capture technique BGI has developed with Roche NimbleGen.

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An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.

The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.