This Week in Science

In Science this week, a group of European researchers discuss how proposed medical device regulation in the European Union could affect consumer genomics. The law would require all health-related genetic tests to undergo a pre-market review to make sure they comply with existing regulations. It would also prohibit direct-to-consumer genetic testing advertising. The scientists explore the challenges and pitfalls the legislation might create.

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Researchers are refining a tool to predict a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, according to the Guardian.

According to Stat News, the partial government shutdown in the US could soon affect the ability of the Food and Drug Administration to review new drugs.

In PNAS this week: gypsy moth genome sequenced, phylogenomic analysis of Polyneopterans, and more.

CNN reports that people's genes tend to have a greater influence on their risk of developing disease than their environment, but it varies by phenotype.