This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, members of an international team led by investigators in China and Mexico report on findings from a genome sequencing study of pepper plants. The group did whole-genome sequencing and de novo genome assembly for a cultivated Capsicum annuum accession from China and for the pepper's wild progenitor plant, known as Chiltepin.

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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.