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Based on their study of dozens of Indian populations, a team of researchers from US and India has concluded that most Indian populations have descended from two very different northern and southern ancestral groups.

Using SNP and expression microarrays, a team of researchers from Switzerland, the UK, and the US has uncovered cell type-specific differences in regulatory variant function within three different human cell types.

Using SNP microarrays and gene re-sequencing, a group of researchers from St. Jude Children's Hospital and the National Cancer Institute characterized more than 100 AML tumors, revealing a smaller-than-expected burden of copy number alterations and point mutations.

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and elsewhere reported online today in Science that a recently acquired retrogene is behind the evolution of short legs in dachshunds and similar dog breeds.


Italy has held talks with vaccine developers to manufacture mRNA-based SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, according to the Financial Times.

The Associated Press reports US officials are removing restrictions on fetal tissue research that were added during the Trump Administration.

The Biden Administration is investing $1.7 billion to detect and monitor SARS-CoV-2 variants.

In PLOS this week: genome instability in Aicardi-Goutières Syndrome, introduction of SARS-CoV-2 to the Colombian Amazon, and more.