NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK should begin taking steps to prepare for the "potential impact of genomic medicine" on health care, and begin taking steps to ensure that new genomic technologies and knowledge are integrated into the national health system, according to a government committee that has completed a review of the field.

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The New York Times reports that evidence linking trauma in one generation to epigenetic effects that influence subsequent generations may be overstated.

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In PNAS this week: skin pigmentation evolution among KhoeSan, biomarkers for dengue virus progression, and more.

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