NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers have linked more than a dozen genomic loci to loneliness, and nearly 40 loci to participation in social activities, in a new genome-wide association study.

About a quarter of individuals in the UK over the age of 65 suffer from loneliness, which is also associated with increased mortality.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.