• The Shaping of Modern Human Immune Systems by Multiregional Admixture with Archaic Humans

    Viral defense and embryo implantation mechanisms have been shaped by contributions from Neandertal and Denisovan genes.

  • An Aboriginal Australian Genome Reveals Separate Human Dispersals into Asia

    Whole-genome data indicate that early modern humans expanded into Australia 62,000 to 75,000 years ago.

  • Around the World

    In science news around the world this week, Germany returned 20 colonial-era skulls to Namibia, Canada's top court has ruled to keep an injecting drug use site open, Japan's ministry of education wants to boost overall science-related spending next year while reducing spending on nuclear-related research, the inhabitants of the Faroe Islands could become the world's first fully sequenced population, a new branch of Jackson Lab will be built in Connecticut, a House bill would boost NIH's 2012 budget by 3.3%, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands declared its waters off-limits to shark fishing and banned the import and export of shark products.

  • Around the World

    In science news around the world this week, a mouse phenotyping project has been launched, U.S. plant scientists are seeking to improve global food supplies and better understand how plants work, Europe's first embryonic stem cell trial has been approved, the German ethics council has weighed in on human-animal chimeras, a Senate panel has trimmed the NIH budget by $190 million, orphan crops will be sequenced for African plant breeders, and South Korea plans to boost stem cell research.

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