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.
Three genetic testing companies form a coalition to influence how Congress considers genetic privacy, The Hill reports.
NatGeo will continue to conduct research using its database, which includes data on roughly a million individuals.
The Israeli online genealogy company recently expanded its ancestry genetic testing offering to include health information.
Consumer genomics companies have endeavored to reach out to minority communities with sometimes contentious results.
At-home genetic tests can uncover family secrets and lead those who uncover them to seek out support groups, the Boston Globe reports.
The revelation that Family Tree DNA has been working with law enforcement has some worried about a negative impact on the industry.
Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.
With ever more data in hand, providers are seeking to enhance their services, providing more detailed ancestry estimates while introducing new offerings around genetic traits and health.
A new study finds a limited influence of genetics on human longevity, Stat News reports.
23andMe has a holiday popup shop at a mall and could open additional stores, Bloomberg reports.
By studying koalas and a retrovirus that infects them, researchers may have uncovered a new sort of 'immune response' that occurs at the genomic level, Agence France Presse reports.
NPR reports that the first person in the US given a gene editing-based therapy for a genetic disorder is heading home.
In Science this week: ancient genomes reveal social inequality within individual households, new method for quantifying genetic variation in gene dosage, and more.