Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, says that genomics has been an "area of unambiguous progress" for schizophrenia research during the last few years. At his blog, Insel highlights how genomics researchers have identified several genes associated with schizophrenia risk, which are "not the usual suspects," he says.

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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.