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University of Alabama at Birmingham's Degui Zhi and Rui Chen at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, this week "present a statistical modeling framework to calculate the power [and] the probability of identifying truly disease-causing genes" when performing mutation detection studies on rare monogenic Mendelian diseases using exome sequencing.

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Newsweek discusses the privacy issues raised by digital medicine.

A group of statisticians wants to eliminate researchers' reliance on 'statistical significance,' according to NPR.

In Nature this week: genetic analysis of Anatolian farmers, cotton genome analysis, and more.

Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.