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At Bioinformatics Zen, Mike reminds us that it is important for bioinformatics folks to data test along with testing for functionality. The blogger walks through an example of how a program to determine the number of disulfide bonds in a protein sequence fails when held up to a data test, all because stop codons were translated into special characters.

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According to New Scientist, GEDmatch changed its terms and conditions over the weekend to opt its users out of law enforcement searches.

The Atlantic looks into time spent pursuing gene leads generated through candidate gene studies.

A twin study uncovers evidence that genes may influence whether someone gets a dog, Martha Stewart reports.

In PNAS this week: Cdx2 cells can help regenerate heart tissue in mice following a heart attack, PIWI-interacting small RNA levels in human cancer, and more.