A Parkinson’s Link

In a GWAS meta-analysis, members of the International Parkinson Disease Genomics Consortium identify five new genes associated with risk of the disease that add to the growing pile of evidence that Parkinson's has genetic roots, reports the Associated Press’ Maria Cheng.

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.