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Here's a database where you're guaranteed not to find the GTO staff: A group at the Taipei Physical Education College is building a genomic database using DNA samples from highly talented athletes. The goal: to provide a new way to "identify natural athletes who could be trained into sports stars," according to a news story.

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Researchers tie a variant in ADAMTS3 to breathing difficulties in dissimilar dog breeds, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Japan Times reports that researchers sequenced the genome of a woman who lived during the Jomon period.

Parents of children with rare genetic disease have to contend with shifts in the interpretation of genetic variants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In Science this week: single-nucleus RNA sequencing of brain tissue from individuals with autism, and more.