NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In a genome-wide association study, researchers have identified 17 loci linked to different depression-related phenotypes.

Using data from UK Biobank participants, a University of Edinburgh-led team conducted a genome-wide association study of broad depression, likely major depressive disorder, and diagnosed major depressive disorder. In the US in 2016, 10.3 million adults, or about 6.7 percent, were affected by at least one episode of major depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.