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A new study from researchers at Ancestry.com and Calico has found that genes have a modest influence on human longevity, Stat News reports. Calico, which is part of Alphabet, was launched to study aging and mortality, and it teamed with AncestryDNA in 2015 to study the genetics of longevity.

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The Lancet has made changes to its peer-review process in response to its recent retraction of a COVID-19-related paper, Science reports.

The New York Times reports that a series of emails show how Department of Health and Human Services officials sought to silence the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A new initiative aims to move Australia's genome sequencing labs onto one system, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PLOS this week: recessive mutation tied to early-onset dilated cardiomyopathy, epigenetic analysis of lung adenocarcinoma, and more.