This Week in Nature

The Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits Consortium has uncovered additional gene regions linked to variation in human height. As the team reports in Nature Genetics, it drew on genome-wide data from more than a quarter of a million people to identify 697 significant variants in 423 loci that can explain 36 percent of the heritability of height.

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John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.