Originally published July 6.

In a meta-analysis of eight genome-wide association studies of type 2 diabetes involving more than 8,000 diabetes patients and nearly 39,000 controls of European descent, researchers from numerous institutions worked together to link DNA variants in 12 regions on the genome with increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

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CNBC reports that Amazon invested in the startup Grail as it sees an opportunity for its cloud computing company in genomics.

Lawrence Krauss writes at Slate that science is needed for good public policy and should not be ignored.

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