NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team led by investigators in the UK has tracked down new low-frequency coding variants and common X-linked SNPs that appear to influence the age at which girls begin menstruating — a puberty indicator known as menarche.

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The Atlantic reports that genetic counselors are coping with an influx of patients seeking advice on their direct-to-consumer genetic test results.

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