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  • 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.

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