NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Consumer genomics firm 23andMe said today that it will collaborate with the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center in an effort aimed at advancing methods for clinical and epidemiological research into Parkinson’s disease.
 

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.