NEW YORK, Aug. 9 – SignalGene said it had identified a gene involved in helping to protect women against breast cancer.

The finding, which could lead to lucrative treatments, also lends support to the study of isolated populations as a way of identifying disease-related genes.

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.