While genome-wide association studies have certainly proven their worth when it comes to pinpointing which genes play a role in human disease development, they are far from perfect. Sometimes, the genealogy of the individuals included in these large-scale studies can throw a wrench in the works because rarely are pairs of individuals in a study completely unrelated. This pairwise relatedness has occasionally led researchers to believe they have discovered a gene involved in a particular disease when in fact it is an artifact.

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Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.

A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

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