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23andMe's database has enabled it to link loci to disease and fuel better understanding of diseases like depression, KQED Science says.

The company has recently launched its first diagnostic test on the market and is developing a second, which is currently in clinical trials. 

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: loci linked to major depressive disorder, and more.

With genotypes for hundreds of thousands of individuals, investigators uncovered 15 loci linked to major depressive disorder in individuals with European ancestry.

The firm plans to launch testing in the US this fall through Atlanta-based Alpha Genomix, and is looking for similar partners in Asia for a new Asia-specific panel.

Researchers identified Neanderthal alleles associated with human conditions using genotypic and phenotypic information in health records for more than 28,000 individuals. 

The company's test, CNSDose, incorporates multiple genes involved in metabolism of antidepressants in the liver and how they cross into the brain via the blood-brain-barrier.

A genome-wide association study of some 89,000 people linked variants in circadian rhythm genes to being a morning person.

At Quartz, Jennifer Walker discusses the little talked about issue of depression in graduate school.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: two loci linked to depression, CRISPR/Cas9-based study of diarrhea-causing microbe, and more.

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Biomedical research projects are generating a ton of data that still needs to be analyzed, NPR reports.

Theranos is retiring some of its board members, including Henry Kissinger and George Shultz, Business Insider reports.

The heads of 29 scientific societies and some 2,300 researchers call on President-elect Donald Trump to rely on and support science in two separate letters.

In Science this week: genetically modified flu virus could be key to new live vaccines, and more.