NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The consumer genomics company 23andMe said today that it has enrolled more 10,000 people with Parkinson's disease into its initiative to amass genetic and environmental data about the disease.

The firm's Parkinson's Research Community project, launched four years ago, provides free genetic testing and health and ancestry data for Parkinson's patients who provide saliva samples and answer questionnaires related to their diseases, environment, and treatments.

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In PLOS this week: phylogenetic study of hepatitis E viruses in Swedish moose, recombination sites in the honeybee genome, and more.

Differences in DNA methylation could be used to distinguish between DNA samples obtained from identical twins, researchers say.

A retrovirus that's been integrated into the human genome appears to have a role in embryonic development, researchers report.

A report from MIT identifies areas of scientific research where declining research support is hindering needed advances.

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