The New York Times reports on a genetic test that will give zealous parents a way to size up their youngsters' athletic ability. Colorado-based Atlas Sports Genetics is offering for a mere $149 a test that screens for the ACTN3 gene, which is thought to associated with above-average abilities at speed and strength sports.

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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.