TruGenetics, which in June was offering free genetic scans to its first 10,000 customers, has not been able to secure funding. John Fossella at Genes to Brains to Mental Health and Bertalan Meskó at Science Roll both post the letter they've received from TruGenetics.
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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.
John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.
Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.
In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.