A DNA-based colon cancer test may help to diagnose the disease earlier, reports the New York Times. Instead of relying on mutational testing, a new test from Madison, Wis.-based Exact Sciences looks for highly methylated DNA.

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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.