Some genes crop up through accidental duplication of existing genes, but so-called orphan genes seem to arise through different means, writes Carl Zimmer in the New York Times.
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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.
Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.
In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.
Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.