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Choices, Not Genes

A new study finds a limited influence of genetics on human longevity, Stat News reports.

We'll Try the Radio

Spotify and Ancestry.com are collaborating to devise playlists based on customers' ancestry testing results, Quartz reports.

Privacy, Privacy

Fortune discusses consumer genetic testing companies' privacy policies.

And That's It

Business Insider reports that a three-year partnership between Ancestry and Calico has ended.

A number of consumer genetic testing companies are adopting best practice guidelines for customer privacy, the Washington Post reports.

The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.

Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The lawsuit alleges Ancestry infringes 23andMe's method of matching relatives and damages its reputation via misleading online marketing.

Bailey the Superdog

An NBC Chicago reporter submitted his and his dog's DNA for testing with a number of direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.