Wake Forest University

The organizations in the consortium will identify, characterize, and catalog human biological molecules affected by physical activity in volunteer biosamples.

The researchers said the technique could be used to identify biomarkers specific to cancer or bacterial infection that are too small to detect by other methods. 

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies have based their products on what scientists have accomplished, but the caveat is that the science is still in its early days.

The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.