Bacterial Hopscotch

When researchers talk about personal genomics, they likely aren't talking about this: A team at Northwestern University analyzed the genome sequence of 14 gonorrhea samples and found a human fragment of DNA in three of the isolates, reports New Scientist's Jessica Hamzelou.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.