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23andMe has a holiday popup shop at a mall and could open additional stores, Bloomberg reports.

Researchers analyzed data from 23andMe and the UK Biobank to find that errors of recombination, like uniparental disomy, can be present among healthy individuals.

23andMe had sued Ancestry.com for, among other things, infringing a patent related to a method for determining the degree to which two people in a database are related.

To Get Them Enrolled

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing company 23andMe is partnering with clinical trial firm TrialSpark to address low recruitment into clinical trials.

The companies will offer customers a way to mine 23andMe's customer base for subjects with specific genetic or clinical features, and design and conduct a trial around them.

A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.

23andMe and GlaxoSmithKline's partnership has uncovered half a dozen drug targets but also raised ethical questions, the Wall Street Journal reports.

US tax agency says 23andMe's genetic health test can be claimed as a medical expense for tax purposes, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Upgrade Time?

23andMe is offering early customers re-testing on newer chips for a fee, Wired reports.

23andMe customers who have one of three common variants identified in reports can choose six family members to receive health and ancestry test kits.

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In PLOS this week: Mycobacterium abscessus linked to gastric conditions, placental gene expression changes associated with preterm birth, and more.

The Guardian reports that UK universities are looking into ways to reduce labs' reliance on single-use plastics.

People with certain gene variants tend to not like vegetables, particularly bitter ones, CNN reports.

MIT's Technology Review reports on a company's genetic test that gauges an embryo's susceptibility to certain diseases.