In the British Journal of Cancer this week, researchers in Sweden report on the combined effects of low-penetrant SNPs on the risk of breast cancer. The team analyzed 10 previously described breast cancer-associated SNPs in 3,584 breast tumor samples and 5,063 healthy controls. They confirmed significant associations between breast cancer and seven of the 10 SNPs.

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The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.