A story in Wired looks at the possibility of human cloning. In a study led by Robert Lanza, scientific director of Advanced Cell Technologies, he showed that the genes turned on in normal human embryos are the same genes turned on in human clones.

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A new study in JAMA finds that genetic tests might not be able to determine what diet is right for someone seeking to lose weight.

A genome-wide association study that linked common genetic variants to salivary gland carcinoma risk has been retracted, according to Retraction Watch.

Vampire bats' ability to live off blood is etched in their genomes and gut microbiomes, the Scientist reports.

In Genome Biology this week: peopling of the Sahara, epigenetic reprogramming analysis of liverwort, and more.