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Beginning tomorrow night on PBS is a series called African-American Lives 2 that brings together DNA samples, slave ship records, wills, and other historical documents to trace the ancestry of 12 people, including Maya Angelou, Morgan Freeman, and Chris Rock.

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In PLOS this week: preconception carrier screening program results, comparative genomics-based analysis of Elizabethkingia meningoseptica, and more.

Canadian regulators are beginning to share information from new drug studies, Undark reports.

In a column at the Dallas Morning News, the Stanley Medical Research Institute's E. Fuller Torrey says the Human Genome Project hasn't delivered on promised results.

Researchers explore a possible genetic cause for some cases of sudden infant death syndrome, KOMO News reports.