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This week, scientists in the UK will kick off a recruitment campaign with the goal of getting 5 million Brits to volunteer DNA samples for UK Biobank, the national DNA database, according to this news story in the Guardian. They'll be specifically looking for people between the ages of 40 and 69.

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University of Virginia researchers are exploring a genetic risk test to gauge type 1 diabetes risk, NPR reports.

In PNAS this week: researchers compare two high-grade neuroendocrine lung cancers, height among ancient Europeans, and more.

In PLOS this week: preconception carrier screening program results, comparative genomics-based analysis of Elizabethkingia meningoseptica, and more.

Canadian regulators are beginning to share information from new drug studies, Undark reports.