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A study led by UCSF doctor Dean Ornish found that lifestyle changes -- instead of invasive treatment -- can reverse cancer. In 30 men with early-stage prostate cancer who chose to enroll in his program, which included a "low-fat, whole-food, plant-based diet, stress management, moderate exercise and plenty of 'psychosocial group support,'" Ornish found that the expression levels of more than 500 genes were changed.

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Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.