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Oh, What's That?

The Genetic Genealogist, Blaine Bettinger, recently made his 23andMe and Family Tree DNA testing results available online, and he has now challenged his readers to sift through the data and "analyze it to find the most interesting or surprising results," he writes at his blog. Bettinger notes that he's done some poking around himself, and entrants in his challenge need not worry about strength of the studies they use to interpret the results. "I'm aware of the uncertainties associated with this type of research, and my goal here is to make people aware of possibilities," he says. Bettinger says he'll make the most interesting response he gets the subject of a blog post.

The Scan

Study Reveals New Details About Genetics of Major Cause of Female Infertility

Researchers in Nature Medicine conducted a whole-exome sequencing study of mote than a thousand patients with premature ovarian insufficiency.

Circulating Tumor DNA Shows Potential as Biomarker in Rare Childhood Cancer

A study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has found that circulating tumor DNA levels in rhabdomyosarcoma may serve as a biomarker for prognosis.

Study Recommends Cancer Screening for Dogs Beginning Age Seven, Depending on Breed

PetDx researchers report in PLOS One that annual cancer screening for dogs should begin by age seven.

White-Tailed Deer Harbor SARS-CoV-2 Variants No Longer Infecting Humans, Study Finds

A new study in PNAS has found that white-tailed deer could act as a reservoir of SARS-CoV-2 variants no longer found among humans.