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A pair of economists uses genetic attainment scores to examine the effect of parental income on the success of their children.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.

The tool, called Cerebro, significantly outperformed other publicly available methods, including in the less-trafficked areas of the genome that are now relevant for TMB immunotherapy prediction.

Testing Less Likely

Women with breast or ovarian cancer living in medically underserved regions of the US are less likely to get recommended BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic testing, according to a new study.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genetic architecture mediating gene expression, metabolomic patterns in multiple myeloma, and more.

The FDA granted the assay's status based on its ability to detect both ovarian and pancreatic cancer in asymptomatic individuals over the age of 65.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: genetic study of Homo floresiensis, approach for counting immune cells based on DNA signatures, and more.

In Genome Research this week: sequencing method examines proteins parasite uses to evade immune system, L1 insertions in cancer, and more.

The work is being funded with $26.5 million from the 21st Century Cures Cancer Moonshot Initiative.

An RNA test in development that confirms whether a patient has HCV within 40 minutes could enable diagnosis and prescribing treatment during a single office visit.

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According to New Scientist, GEDmatch changed its terms and conditions over the weekend to opt its users out of law enforcement searches.

The Atlantic looks into time spent pursuing gene leads generated through candidate gene studies.

A twin study uncovers evidence that genes may influence whether someone gets a dog, Martha Stewart reports.

In PNAS this week: Cdx2 cells can help regenerate heart tissue in mice following a heart attack, PIWI-interacting small RNA levels in human cancer, and more.