University of Pennsylvania scientists have applied the Derived Allele Frequency distribution test of neutrality on a set of transcription factor binding sites to find that many human- and primate-specific sites are likely evolving under positive selection.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more