This Week in PNAS

In a paper appearing in this week's PNAS Early Edition, a public-private team led by investigators at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Sofie Biosciences presents "an all-electronic digital microfluidic device for microscale chemical synthesis in organic solvents, operated by electrowetting-on-dielectric," a platform it says can effectively be used to perform micro-chemical syntheses of molecular probes.

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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.