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Just because we know someone may carry a genetic variant, it doesn't necessarily mean we can confidently predict whether that person has an increased risk for disease, says Genomes Unzipped's Katherine Morley. With polygenic traits in particular, she adds, test results categorize people as low- or high-risk, but give no further detail.

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As we enter conference season, Nature News asks why graduate students and postdocs are sometimes forced to choose between paying the rent and paying to attend important meetings.

A new analysis says that a 2018 study claiming to show biparental mtDNA inheritance has several flaws.

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