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A recent entry on 23andMe's blog, the Spittoon, in which Joanna Mountain recounts getting her children's test results, spurred Genetic Future's Daniel MacArthur to discuss the ethics of direct-to-consumer genetic testing of children.

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Bioethicists disagree with a research team's decision to allow the return of risk results for adult-onset conditions from a newborn sequencing project, according to Reuters.

Alterations to particular gene may enable the Quechua of Peru to better tolerate high-altitude life, Ars Technica reports.

Nature News reports that additional South Korean researchers have included the names of children on scientific papers when they did not contribute to the work.

In PLOS this week: statistical approach to prioritize rare variant searches, gene expression alterations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and more.