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.
Spotify and Ancestry.com are collaborating to devise playlists based on customers' ancestry testing results, Quartz reports.
Fortune discusses consumer genetic testing companies' privacy policies.
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.
Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.
St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.
In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.