At the Health Affairs blog, Duke University researcher Robert Cook-Deegan and Genetic Alliance CEO Sharon Terry say that in a time when sequencing is becoming cheaper and faster, and genomic information is becoming ubiquitous, it's important to remember that an individual's genome belongs only to that individual.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.