While GTO spent Thanksgiving being grateful that we didn't land in the emergency room after a potentially dangerous encounter with a giant knife and a rock-hard acorn squash, Jonathan Eisen had more inspirational things on his mind. In his blog he lists 10 things he thinks scientists ought to be thankful for, including teachers, benefactors, study subjects, and more.

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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.