Eoin Lettice at Communicate Science says that 88 is the ('frustrating') "number of the week" since it represents the percentage of "18 to 24-year-olds in Britain who could not name any female scientific figure — either current or historical," according to a recent Royal Society poll.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.