This month’s Discover includes a roundup of the top six genetics stories of 2006. Those that made the cut include an epigenetics breakthrough that could shed some light on how traits can be transmitted from parents to offspring without the requisite genes.

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Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.