Daniel MacArthur at Genetic Future reacts to 23andMe's news about a genome-wide association study seeking to identify variants connected to athletic prowess. The study, which compared 100 NFL players to a set of controls, failed to locate genetic differences that might explain the football players' athletic skill.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

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