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Since genetic research has overwhelmingly focused on white European individuals, people of other ethnic backgrounds might not benefit as much from its clinical application, the Guardian reports.

It adds that the University College London's David Curtis wrote a letter last year to major UK funding agencies to prod them into funding research of more diverse groups, but that Curtis found their response inadequate.

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Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.