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.
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.
Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.
Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.
Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.
In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.