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Valleywag reports that Google co-founder Sergey Brin is giving money to 23andMe, his wife Anne Wojcicki's company, through the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The post says that Brin have given a large donation to Fox's foundation and then the foundation gave a $600,000 grant to 23andMe for Parkinson's patients to sign up for the company's genetic-testing service.

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Bioethicists disagree with a research team's decision to allow the return of risk results for adult-onset conditions from a newborn sequencing project, according to Reuters.

Alterations to particular gene may enable the Quechua of Peru to better tolerate high-altitude life, Ars Technica reports.

Nature News reports that additional South Korean researchers have included the names of children on scientific papers when they did not contribute to the work.

In PLOS this week: statistical approach to prioritize rare variant searches, gene expression alterations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and more.