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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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Nature News reports on the US National Science Foundation's investigations of undisclosed foreign ties among researchers it funds.

Researchers have developed a set of 10 principles to guide how a list of all species on earth should be put together, the Guardian reports.

Wired reports on a new firm developing a gene writing approach for therapeutic genome changes.

In Nature this week: a method called cis-X combines whole-genome and transcriptome sequencing data to identify regulatory noncoding variants, and more.