Writing in the New York Times' business section, Andrew Pollack describes the "rivalry" between two research teams — each supported by funding from competing major candy companies — that both claim to have completed the sequence of the cacao tree genome.

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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.