Some bacteria can take in DNA from the environment and add those pieces to their own genome, writes Michael Marshall at the New Scientist. This, he adds, is an often-overlooked mechanism of evolution.
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In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.
An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.
In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.
In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.